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Disability Rights Montana
1-800-245-4743
Disability Rights Montana provides information, individual advocacy, legal representation, and education and training. They have broad statutory powers to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities. Disability Rights Montana clients make their own decisions working to promote self-determination, personal autonomy, and self-advocacy.      

A.W.A.R.E. Inc.
1-800-432-6145

AWARE Inc., a private, non-profit corporation, provides quality community-based services to persons with challenging mental, emotional, and in some cases, physical needs who would otherwise be served in a more restrictive setting…or perhaps would not be served at all.  We work to ensure that the people we serve achieve maximum independence, productivity, and integration into the community. 

Disabilities Services Division (Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Blind and Low Vision Services, and Independent Living)
Disabilities Services works to promote independence for Montanans with disabilities. Click here to find a Vocational Rehab Center near you.         

Montana Assistive Technology Loan (MATL) Program

1-800-823-1323

MATL offers Montanans with disabilities, or their family members, the ability to purchase assistive technology (AT), for a variety of needs, from home and vehicle modification to daily living aids.  MonTECH and RDI have partnered to create this program that allows a person with disabilities, living on a fixed income to get a loan when a normal financial institution would not approve the loan.  Visit this page to learn more.

Montana Association of Community Disability Services (MACDS)

(406) 899-1988
The Montana Association of Community Disability Services is an organization comprised of 33 community-based organizations in Montana providing residential services, employment and day activities primarily to people with developmental disabilities.

MSU Montana Center on Disabilities
(406) 657-2312 or 1-888-866-3822
Montana Center on Disabilities creates a fully inclusive society-valuing people with disabilities and their perspectives. Supporting this vision of inclusion, the Montana Center on Disabilities, a public service unit of Montana State University Billings, collaborates with campus, regional, state and national programs in support of increasing the number of leaders with disabilities.

The University of Montana Rural Institute: Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service
(406) 243-5467
The Rural Institute: Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service, is part of the national network of programs funded by the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) committed to increasing and supporting the independence, productivity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community.

Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK)
(406) 255-0540 or 1-800-222-7585
PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults. PLUK is an organization of parents and other caring individuals who serve families and individuals with disabilities of any age and at no cost.  PLUK was founded by parents who felt strongly that parents of children with disabilities need to band together to give each other information and support. It seemed foolish for each new parent to try to learn all over again what other parents already know and would willingly share. It also seemed important for parents to lend each other support because of the healing that takes place when people who share a common problem can work together to find solutions.

Support and Techniques for Empowering People (STEP)
406-248-2055 or 1-800-820-4180
STEP is an active leader in serving people with disabilities in several Montana communities. STEP utilizes formal and informal networks and resources, assisting people with disabilities in achieving their dreams and realizing their greatest potential, actively participating in and becoming true citizens of their communities.

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc
Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. is a non-profit, non-residential program-serving people with mobility, neurological, hearing, visual, and other disabilities. 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.  Click here to find a Summit Center near you. 

Disabilities Montana Directory
To find another organization to meet your specific needs click here to go to a disabilities directory with over 50 listings.