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Full accreditation by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence!

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

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...

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...

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