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It’s no secret that reading with our children is a good thing to do! Reading promotes early literacy, expands kids’ imaginations, exposes them to new ideas, and helps us bond. Did you know...

Newly accredited Behavioral Health Center of Excellence!

The Child Development Center’s Autism & Behavioral Services team is proud to announce that we are now a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)! We are the first applied behavior analysis...

Sensory Friendly Screening of Spies in Disguise

“It was awesome!” This was Jody Perkowitz’s reaction to the Child Development Center’s (CDC) special screening of the movie Spies in Disguise for children with sensory processing difficulties....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’,...

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...

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