Category: Independent Living

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 →

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 →

Talking about Relationships and Sexuality

Discussing relationships and sexuality with teens can be a tricky and awkward conversation in general. For parents and educators of youth with disabilities, it can seem particularly filled with landmines. However, it is an important topic for a wide variety of reasons and finding that you aren’t alone in this journey can be helpful. MYTransitions has several resources available (click… Read more →

Emerging Leaders Wanted

Rural Institute is looking for examples of Montanans who have a developmental disability and have creatively organized their supports to: *  Live in the community (on their own or with family or friends) and/or *  Work in the community (including owning their own business) and/or *  Access inclusive education (high school, college, trade school, community classes) and/or *  Participate in recreation and… Read more →

Free Workbook: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

Planning Your Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care: A Workbook to Help You Take Charge of Your Health is designed for Montanans under age 30 living with special health care needs and/or a disability. It offers information about preparing for the transition from pediatric to adult health care, choosing medical providers, paying for services, taking responsibility for one’s own… Read more →