Region 1 and DMD!

Disability Mentoring Day is an annual international event meant to promote career development for students and job-seekers and make employers aware of an available pool of qualified candidates. Each year, in October, a DMD event occurs and opens up many opportunities and possibilities for youth who are exploring their career options. Region 1 in Montana recently shared one young man’s DMD… Read more →

Supported Decision Making Factsheet

New Fact Sheet: Least Restrictive Approaches to Supporting Individuals as Decision Makers Click HERE for pdf Too often full guardianship (which is very restrictive) is the default option for individuals who need assistance with decision-making. There are alternative approaches to guardianship that are flexible and can adapt to the changing needs an individual may experience. Read more →

Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference

Click here for more information. Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care 20th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care. The broadcast will be Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th. There is no charge for people to attend. Major topics to be covered include:*    The current state of health care… Read more →

Rural Dynamics, Inc: your partner in developing financial security!

  Rural Dynamics, Inc. (RDI) has many programs and opportunities to support Montanans and their quest for financial security. Two of these programs include the MATL loan program, which offers flexible loans to Montanans needing to buy assistive technology or equipment. The other is a loan to help establish or repair credit. The fliers are attached–check out their website and… Read more →

Do you have ideas for promoting inclusion in your community?

Applications for the 2017 Community Investment Fund are now being accepted! The Community Investment Fund is made available annually for innovative projects that help people with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities alongside people without disabilities. Any Montana organization, agency, non-profit group, or individual with a creative idea to promote community inclusion is eligible to apply.    Read more →

Young leaders with disabilities– check this out!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ADVOCATES IN DISABILITY AWARD PROGRAM The Advocates in Disability Award Program is seeking the next Disability Advocate Leader! Young leaders with a disability are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in funding!   The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) isa national awards program that seeks applications from young adults with a disability, between the… Read more →

Supported Decision Making

Through generous support from Disability Rights Montana, the 2016 Montana Youth Transitions conference is pleased to host featured presenter, Jonathan Martinis. Mr. Martinis will provide several presentations about supported decision making, which is an important topic for many people with disabilities and their families. Even if you aren’t able to attend the 2016 MYTransitions conference, you can still access numerous… Read more →