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Save Family Education & Support

Family Education and Support (FES) provides essential services to Montana children with disabilities and their families. The most recently proposed state budget would eliminate the program (see pg. B-15). FES is almost entirely federally funded (Montana... Read More

Early Intervention is a valuable investment: do not cut it, Montana.

Lindley Dupree, parent of a former Child Development Center client, wrote a powerful letter urging Montana’s elected officials to spare critical services for children with disabilities. Lindley (right) and her son, Alex (left), who received Early... Read More

MT proposes to eliminate services for infants & toddlers with disabilities

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If this happens, Montana will earn the dishonorable distinction of being the only state in the country not providing Early Intervention services to our most vulnerable children. What’s going on? On Friday, September 8, Governor Bullock announced the... Read More

MT film project features people with developmental disabilities

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“Six roommates, one common thread—a disability diagnosis. Yet what they bring to life is so much more.” Paxson: A Home in Common is a documentary that will provide a glimpse into the lives of Kevin, Mark, and Forrest—ranging in ages from 27 to... Read More

Parent Representatives Needed

At the Child Development Center (CDC), we believe that the people affected by a decision should have a say in it. Moreover, conversations about services that aim to improve the quality of life for a group of people are not complete without the voices... Read More

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

Autism Acceptance First Friday Event

Join Child Development Center and Karl Tyler Auto Group in downtown Missoula for our First Friday, April 7 Autism Acceptance Celebration! Time: 5 – 8 PM Place: MSO Hub/Bicycle Hangar, 140 N Higgins, Missoula Details: ART expressing acceptance... Read More

Safe Infant Sleep: help baby sleep safely!

The Safe Kids Missoula Coalition led by Fdn for Com Health works hard to promote important child safety messages. Each month, they focus on a different topic related to preventable child accidents, injuries and deaths. This month, the Child Development... 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

Little girl, BIG heart

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This little girl awed us with her big heart last holiday season, and she’s done it again this year! Raelynn Keller—who lives in Kalispell, MT, with her mother Taelon, father Rick and younger brother Hunter—is a five-year-old philanthropist. Earlier... Read More