Montana Disability Resources
Family Guide to Assistive Technology - Assistive technology is redefining what is possible for people with a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities - http://www.pluk.org/AT1.html
Blind, Inc. - We teach the skills that blind people need to become independent and employable such as braille, home management, the use of the white cane, and computers with screen reading software, etc - http://www.blindinc.org
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind (MSDB) - The Montana School for the Deaf & Blind provides comprehensive educational opportunities for Montana's deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired children, giving them their best chance for independence and success - http://msdb.mt.gov
Brain Injury Association of Montana - To create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy - http://www.biamt.org
Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association - We are are an organization of professionally trained and Montana licensed Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists working in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, neonatal care units, schools and private practices across Montana - http://www.mshaonline.org
Summit Independent Living Center - Summit's mission is to promote community awareness, equal access, and the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and the advancement of civil rights - http://www.summitilc.org
Alliance for Disability and Students at the University of Montana (ADSUM) - ADSUM is a self-governing alliance of students who are dedicated to advocating for the equal opportunity of students with disabilities to experience success at the University of Montana - http://umt.edu/adsum/
The Center on Inclusion in Early Childhood - Shares knowledge, foster skills, and encourage attitudes that promote inclusion as a core component of excellence in early childhood - http://www.ccplus.org
Statistics: Montana Disability
- There are an estimated 140,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in the state of Montana.
- Approximately 23,000 people, or 2.7% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- Around 70,000 people in Montana have a form of work disability, while 38,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
- Approximately 4,000 people with disabilities in the state of Montana are unemployed, and 34,000 are currently not in the workforce.