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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

Fall Jamboree 2016!

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All CDC families are invited to join us at our Missoula Center–3335 LT Moss RD, out at Fort Missoula–for this year’s Fall Jamboree! Like every year, there will be good food, games and great company. A highlight that’s new this... Read More

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

Obstacle Course, Barrier-Free!

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Earlier this month, the Child Development Center (CDC) brought its Flathead Valley kids and families together at Kalispell’s Lawrence Park for a colorful afternoon of egg-balancing, slip-n-slidin’, blanket races, leap frogging, water-balloon throwing... Read More

Through His Eyes: a mom’s tribute to her son, who is blind

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Terri with her two sons: Kieran, who is blind, snuggles at her leg, and Brodie sits in her arm. Kieran is a young Missoula, Montana boy who loves the outdoors, music and his family. He is also blind. What started as a typical trip to the grocery store... Read More

Miracle League baseball in the Flathead!

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In 1997 Rockdale Youth Baseball Association’s coach Eddie Bagwell invited the first child with a disability to play baseball on his team. Michael, a 7 year old child in a wheel chair, attended every game and practice to cheer on his 5 year old brother... Read More

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