Category Archive: Autism Acceptance

Ordinary kid with extraordinary talent advocates Autism Acceptance

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At the age of 12, Matthew Rau has already accomplished publishing his first book of poetry. “Heart of the Seasons”  expresses his keen observation and appreciation of nature’s changes throughout the year. Matthew is a sixth-grader in Kalispell,... Read More

From Artist to Behavior Technician

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If someone had asked me ten years ago what I would be doing today, managing a center for children with Autism would not have been my answer! AUTUMN KOSTKA: Artist, Mother and Lead Behavior Technician for CDC’s Autism and Behavioral Services program. I... Read More

Building an Autism-Inclusive Community

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This brave, beautiful NW Montana family shared some of their personal experiences with autism, and their story was published in the Flathead Beacon. Next time you’re in the grocery store and you see a child acting out, we hope you’ll have... Read More

Shift from Awareness to Inclusion

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Western Montana is embracing autism acceptance. Check out this article in the Missoulian, and please consider supporting children with autism in the Child Development Center’s programs by making a donation to our wishlist of educational toys, technology... Read More

Community Spotlight: 3.25.16

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Sandi Tyler, from Karl Tyler Chevrolet & Cadillac, promoted our #AutismAcceptance event on KPAX-TV. Check out footage of her interview, and join us on Fri, Apr 1 from 5 – 8 pm at the MSO Hub (flowing into The Bicycle Hangar) in downtown Missoula!... Read More

First Friday, April 1: Autism Acceptance

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The Child Development Center’s month-long Autism Acceptance campaign kicks off as part of First Friday, April 1 in vibrant downtown Missoula. Join us on Friday, April 1 between 5 – 8 p.m. at the MSO Hub and adjoining Bicycle Hangar in downtown... Read More