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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2015-03-05 - Health and disability news stories Montana USA including medical related articles and updates

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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 - 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 - 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 - msdb.mt.gov

Brain Injury Association of Montana - To create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


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