Category: Education

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 →

Montana Association of the Blind

Montana Association of the Blind MAB provides/helps with the following items: Getting to know others in your area, your age group, with your eye condition, Connecting with others who as a blind person have faced employment, dating, raising a family ? Interest-free loans for equipment, programs for young people like skiing / hiking, camps (recreational / science) or  scholarships or… Read more →

Transitioning from high school to college

Thinking about what you will do after high school can be both an exciting and scary experience. The number of students with disabilities attending college is increasing each year. Students who attend college demonstrate growth in many areas: academic skills, social skills, independence, self-advocacy skills, and self-confidence. Students find that they need to begin planning for college while in high… Read more →

Transitioning from High School to College

Making the transition from high school to college is one of the most difficult and confusing transitions in a person’s life. Many students with disabilities aren’t aware of the differences in services between high school and college and aren’t sure who to ask for help. NCWD published a comprehensive and friendly workbook that outlines what to expect, who to ask… Read more →

Rural Institute Webinar Schedule

The Rural Institute Transition and Employment Projects have announced their Spring 2015 webinar schedule. Events and descriptions can be found here: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=5e5db636-5295-4f1c-9f29-5476934f24d7&c=fec3eae0-433f-11e3-8a6f-d4ae527b8053&ch=ffb41740-433f-11e3-8b46-d4ae527b8053. Detailed informational fliers and registration links are sent to Montana Transition Listserv members three weeks before each session. People can join the listserv by visiting our home page (http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition/default.asp) and entering their email address in the listserv sign-up box Read more →

Think College

The Think College movement is a new wave of post-secondary education options for youth with intellectual disabilities. No Longer ‘Falling off the Cliff’: The Think College Movement Is Providing Degree Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities describes some of the new postsecondary education options available to students with ID. Read more →