Category Archive: In the News

Inclusion Matters

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At the Child Development Center (CDC), inclusion is part of our value system. We know it’s how a lot of our western-Montana friends and neighbors operate, too. That makes our hearts glad. Kids of all abilities, of all differences and likenesses,... Read More

Emerging Leader

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Shelley, a young Missoula woman and entrepreneur, is this month’s featured Emerging Leader of Rural Institute’s Transition & Employment Projects. Shelley, who has Down syndrome, does not back down from dreams when others put up barriers.... 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

For the Love of a Brother

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Raelynn Keller hugs her brother, Hunter, on Dec. 17, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead BeaconThis little girl showed BIG love for her brother and all of us at the CDC. There is no better example of family and community. Our hearts are overflowing. Thank... Read More

Our own Karlyn Gibbs in the news!

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Our own Karlyn Gibbs on Montana’s new plan to cover ??autism through Medicaid! See her Opinion article in today’s Missoulian Newspaper and yesterday’s The Daily InterLake.