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 →

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 →

Loans available for Assistive Technology   Rural Dynamics (RDI) has a loan program for anyone with a disability who needs to purchase assistive technology, including home modifications, vehicle purchases, equipment for school and home life, etc. RDI also helps the borrower with budgeting and financial counseling to ensure success with the loan. Click on the above web address for more information. Read more →

Community Investment Fund Applications are Available!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Community Investment Fund and are due May 1st. Do you have an interesting idea or project to promote inclusion for people with disabilities? Would a small amount of start-up funds help you get your project off the ground? Applications for the Community Investment Fund are now being accepted…complete and return your application… Read more →

Providing Guardianship and Supported Decision Making Information

Resources for Making Guardianship Decisions The process of helping students and parents make decisions about guardianship, conservatorship and supported decision making can be confusing, emotional and overwhelming. There are no easy answers for this process, and there is not a one-size fits all approach, either. However, there are resources available to help youth and families make informed decisions. PLUK (Parents,… Read more →