Montana Resources for Early Childhood and Healthcare Providers

Child Development Center – Their team of Family Support Specialists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians partners with families across western Montana to provide home, community and center-based treatment and support.

The Montana Autism Education Project is supported by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. It is designed as a resource hub for teachers and administrators in Montana. The resource includes recent research briefs and notices of training opportunities for educators.

Act Early Forum WebinarAct Early Systems Change to Improve Early Identification of Developmental Disabilities” Learn how Montana, New Jersey, and North Carolina are leveraging and aligning their Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassador, Act Early State Systems Grant, and Autism CARES Implementation Grant programs to improve the early identification of developmental disabilities and Autism. Learn how the Act Early State Teams in Montana, New Jersey, and North Carolina have accomplished state and community systems change for early identification and coordination of early intervention services for children with ASD and DD through aligning and combining the objectives and activities of these three programs.

The Montana Medical Home Portal provides a listing of services, information resources and related information for families, providers and others. It is focused on children with special health care needs.

MSU Billings offers a Master’s degree in Special Education with an advanced study emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.  Plans include approved course sequences and intensive practicum experiences that are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (  Studies lead to Registered Behavior Technician, BCaBA, and BCBA.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Free Trainings and Information

CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early.
FREE research-based, parent-friendly resources to assist physicians with developmental surveillance from age 2 months to 5 years. View info sheet for more information and available resources for physicians.

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) website at the Centers for Disease Control provides information, materials and connections for families and providers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides focused information to help early childhood providers meet the needs of children with suspected developmental delays.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assists health care providers by providing information related to developmental milestones and developmental screenings.

Other Resources

A new report presenting the results of the largest systematic review to date of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now available online for free. The report, Findings and Conclusions: National Standards Project, Phase 2 (2015), reviews and analyzes interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on research conducted in the field from 2007 to 2012. It identifies 14 “Established Interventions” for children and adolescents that have the most research support, produce beneficial outcomes, and are known to be effective, and one “Established Intervention” for adults on the autism spectrum. This report provides an update to the summary of empirical intervention literature published in the 2009 National Standards Report. Source: National Autism Center – April 2, 2015