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Category Archive: In the News

Rock by Rock

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Stigmas surrounding disabilities are damaging, and awareness campaigns often try to address this head on by providing more accurate information and promoting understanding. Rock by rock, a Columbia falls woman is trying to do just that. We are lucky to...

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....

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...

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...

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.