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Meet our new BCBA, Mara Brownwell!

Please help the Child Development Center (CDC) welcome Mara Brownwell, M.Ed., L-BCBA, to our growing Autism and Behavioral Services team! Mara began providing services through the CDC in May 2020. “My...

Meet our new BCBA, Laura Lopach, Ph.D.!

The Child Development Center is pleased to welcome Laura Lopach, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and doctoral-level BCBA! Laura joined the Child Development Center’s (CDC) Autism and Behavioral Services...

Parenting in a Pandemic

We all know that parenting is a tough job. Perhaps THE toughest job! Parenting during a pandemic takes the challenge to a whole new level. So, way to go, parents. We salute you! And we’re here for...

Social Stories on Masks and Gloves

For many kids, seeing other people with masks and gloves on can be scary or confusing. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are now officially recommending masks....

Social Stories for Kids about COVID-19

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...

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