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Montana State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on May 2, 2014
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
 
www.mt.gov/
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Special Education Division Montana Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620-2501
(406) 444-4429
tharris@mt.gov
www.opi.state.mt.us
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Montana Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620-2501
(406) 444-5541
ncoopersmith@mt.gov
www.opi.state.mt.us/
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
Developmental Disabilities Program Department of Public Health and Human Services P.O. Box 4210
Helena   MT   59604-4210
(406) 444-2695
jesturm@mt.gov
www.dphhs.mt.gov
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Office of Public Instruction P. O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620-2501
(406) 444-4425
(888) 231-9393
danmcc@mt.gov
www.opi.mt.gov
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs Department of Public Health and Human Services P. O. Box 4210
Helena   MT   59604-4210
(406) 444-2590
jmathews@mt.gov
www.dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/govt_programs/vrp/vrs/
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Division of Special Education Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620
(406) 444-5661
nsandve@mt.gov
www.opi.mt.gov
Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
 
Career, Technical and Adult Education Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620-2501
(406) 444-9019
 
 
 
teyer@mt.gov
www.opi.mt.gov
State Mental Health Agency
 
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division Department of Public Health and Human Services P.O. Box 202905
Helena   MT   59620-2905
(406) 444-3969
HHSAMDDMH@mt.gov
www.dphhs.mt.gov/
State Mental Health Program for Children
 
Children's Mental Health Bureau Health Resources Division Department of Public Health and Human Services 1400 Broadway - Cogswell Building - Room A116 P.O. Box 202951
Helena   MT   59620-2951
(406) 444-4540
www.dphhs.mt.gov/mentalhealth/children
Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
 
Disability Services Division Department of Public Health and Human Services P.O. Box 4210
Helena   MT   59604-4210
(406) 444-2995
jmathews@mt.gov
www.dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/govt_programs/vrp/vrs/
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities P.O. Box 526
Helena   MT   59624
(406) 443-4371
(866) 443-4332 (in MT only)
deborah@mtcdd.org
www.mtcdd.org
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Disability Rights Montana 1022 Chestnut Street
Helena   MT   59601
(800) 245-4743 (V/TTY)
(406) 449-2344
advocate@disabilityrightsmt.org
http://www.disabilityrightsmt.org
Client Assistance Program
 
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency.
   
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Children's Special Health Services Health Care Resources Bureau Department of Public Health and Human Services P. O. Box 202951
Helena   MT   59620 -2951
(406) 444-3622
cscott@mt.gov
cscott@mt.gov
State CHIP Program
 
(Health care for low-income uninsured children) Montana CHIP P.O. Box 202951
Helena   MT   59620-2951
(406) 444-6971
(877) 543-7669
CHIP@mt.gov
www.chip.mt.gov
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
 
Blind and Low Vision Services State Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the Blind or Visually Impaired P.O. Box 4210
Helena   MT   59604-4210
(406) 444-2590 (V/TTY)
(877) 296-1197
bberg@mt.gov
 
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind
 
Montana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (MDHHS) 11 38th Street North
Great Falls   MT   59405
(406) 771-9053
(406) 771-9194 (TTY)
mdhhsmad@sofast.net
 
Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind 3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls   MT   59405-1697
(406) 771-6000 (V/TTY);
(800) 882-6732
bdenoma@msdb.mt.gov
www.msdb.mt.gov
Telecommunications Relay Services
(800) 253-4093 (V)
(800) 253-4091 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(877) 253-4613 (Speech to Speech)
 
State Education Agency Rural Representative
 
Department of Education Services Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620-2501
(406) 444-5541
ncoopersmith@mt.gov
www.opi.mt.gov
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
 
DBTAC (ADA Center) 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 103
Colorado Springs   CO   80907
(719) 444-0268 (V/TTY)
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
www.adaportal.org
www.adainformation.org
www.mtc-inc.com
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
The University of Montana Rural Institute Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service 52 Corbin Hall
Missoula   MT   59812
(406) 243-5467
(800) 732-0322
rtvogels@ruralinstitute.umt.edu
http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu
Technology-Related Assistance
 
MonTECH The University of Montana, Rural Institute, MonTECH Program 634 Eddy Avenue, CHC-009
Missoula   MT   59812
(406) 243-5676
(800) 732-0323 (V/TTY)
klaurin@ruralinstitute.umt.edu
http://montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/
State Mediation System
 
Early Assistance Program Montana Office of Public Instruction P.O. Box 202501
Helena   MT   59620-2501
(406) 444-5664
www.opi.mt.gov
Special Format Library
 
Montana Talking Book Library 1515 E. Sixth Avenue P.O. Box 201800
Helena   MT   59620-1800
(406) 444-2064
(800) 332-3400
mtbl@mt.gov
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/tbl.asp
 
Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover   MD   20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
www.chadd.org
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
www.add.org
Autism
 
To identify an autism group in your state, contact: Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda   MD   20814
(301) 657-0881
(800) 3-AUTISM
www.autism-society.org
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(212) 502-7600
(800) 232-5463
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
 
Montana Association for the Blind P.O. Box 465
Helena   MT   59624-0465
(406) 442-9411
 
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Montana 1280 S. 3rd West, Suite 4
Missoula   MT   59801
(406) 541-6442
(800) 241-6442
biam@biamt.org
www.biamt.org
Fragile X Syndrome
 
Fragile X Resource of Montana 12345 Gooch Hill Road
Gallatin Gateway   MT   59730-9707
(406) 763-4268
debern@imt.net
www.fragilex.org
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
Yellowstone Arc 602 18th Street, W.
Billings   MT   59102
(406) 652-5510
 
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Montana 3544 Toboggan Road
Billings   MT   59101
(406) 259-3110
mark@learningclinic.com
www.ldaofmt.org
Mental Health
 
Montana Mental Health Association P.O. Box 88
Bozeman   MT   59771
(406) 589-7774
(888) 927-6642
info@montanamentalhealth.org
www.montanamentalhealth.org
 
Family Support Network (FSN) 1211 Grand, Suite 6
Billings   MT   59102
(406) 256-7783
fsntoo@aol.com
www.mtfamilysupport.org/
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association Box 215
Miles City   MT   59301
(406) 234-8727
info@mshaonline.org
www.mshaonline.org
Tourette Syndrome
 
(Serving Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming) Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. Rocky Mountain Region PMB 198 837 S. Kuner Road
Brighton   CO   80601
(720) 212-7535
tsarmr@att.net
www.tsarmr.com
 
Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
Parents, Let's Unite For Kids (PLUK) 516 N. 32nd Street
Billings   MT   59101-6003
(406) 255-0540
(800) 222-7585 (MT only)
plukinfo@pluk.org
www.pluk.org
Parent-To-Parent
 
Contact Parent Training and Information Center (PTI).
 
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Montana Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. P.O. Box 6448
Great Falls   MT   59406
(406) 268-7475
montana_pta@gfps.k12.mt.us
www.montanapta.org
 
IDEA PTA (Individuals with Diverse and Exceptional Abilities) P.O. Box 7724
Missoula   MT   59807
(406) 728-1124
lotus@bigsky.net
 
 
Other Disability Organizations
 
Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountains, Inc. 4400 Central Avenue
Great Falls   MT   59405
(406) 761-3680 (V/TTY);
(800) 771-2153
michelleb@esgw.org
www.esgw-nrm.easterseals.com
 
Montana Center on Disabilities Montana State University-Billings 1500 University Drive, CEHS Building
Billings   MT   59101
(888) 866-3822 (V/TTY)
www.msubillings.edu/mtcd
 
Support & Techniques for Empowering People (S.T.E.P.) Inc. 1501 14th Street West, Suite 210
Billings   MT   59102
(888) 866-3822 (V/TTY)
www.msubillings.edu/mtcd
 
VSA arts of Montana 200 N. Adams, MCT, Broadway Studio P.O. Box 7225
Missoula   MT   59807
(406) 549-2984
alaynusa@montana.com
 
Independent Living
 
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V)
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 207-0034 (V)
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
ncil@ncil.org
www.ncil.org
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