the Montana Autism Education Project (MAEP) provides in-person and online training, consultations and resources on autism and applied behavior management. For FREE!!!
Office of Public Instruction
OPI and the 5 CSPD Regions continue to support our cause.
The CSPD uses a process which includes preservice, inservice and technical assistance for parents, general education staff, administrators and other service providers with the end result being better programs and services for all children and youth.
This is accomplished by collaborating with all stakeholders, disseminating best practices, and the evaluation of CSPD activities.
Montana CSPD is organized through a statewide council and five regional councils.
Montana Early Childhood Education ProjectAnn Klaas
Since 1985, the Montana Early Childhood Project (ECP) has been dedicated to improving the quality of programs and services for Montana’s young children and their families. We are an outreach program within Montana State University’s Department of Health and Human Development.
Since 1995 the ECP has facilitated the creation and implementation of a state plan for early care and education career development. We are funded through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Early Childhood Services Bureau from the federal Child Care and Development Fund. We work closely with partner organizations across the state to promote early childhood professional development. On a national level, we are actively involved in The National Workforce Registry Alliance and other organizations to promote a knowledgeable and skilled early childhood workforce.
Our office is located in Bozeman, MT and we have six dedicated individuals committed to our ECP mission and goals. Our Special Projects Coordinator is located in Helena, MT. We frequently employ MSU students and supervise student internships.
Montana Council of Administrators of Special Education (MCASE)
The Montana Council of Administrators for Special Education (MCASE) is the local affiliate of CASE. The Council of Administrators for Special Education (CASE) is an international professional educational organization whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. Special education embraces the right to a free appropriate public education.
The mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education. (From the national website http://www.casecec.org.)
In Montana, the MCASE organization provides the platform for our state’s administrators to join together to endorse the mission of our parent organization. The organization establishes a personal, workable framework for special education professionals to interact for training/education, networking and in striving to improve special education service delivery at the Montana level.
Our Valuable Exhibitors
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind Outreach Services
MSDB’s Outreach Program serves as a statewide resource center providing information and consultation to parents and to schools and professionals serving students with vision loss and/or different hearing levels.
Montana Schools Recruitment ProjectLori Ruffier
The Montana Council of Administrators of Special Education (MCASE) is working in conjunction with SAM and OPI to recruit highly-qualified personnel to Montana. We are looking for highly-qualified speech therapist, school psychologist, special education teachers.
Montana Association of School PsychologistsJuliana Robinson
MASP is the state association for school psychologists whose mission is to Promote the educational and mental health of all children and youth and promote the interest and advancement of the profession of school psychology.
Montana Family to Family Health Information Center/MonTECHShawna Hanson
The Montana Family to Family HIC is a federally funded program that is led by Montana families, for Montana families. The F2F can help families problem solve, connect them to resources (and each other!), and assist in locating providers. Call: 243-4570.
Any Montanan can borrow assistive technology and adaptive equipment from MonTECH. MonTECH loans devices for learning, communication, vision, hearing, switch control, and hands-free computer access. Free loans + free training – a super resource!
Grand Canyon UniversityKristi Bailey
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, nonprofit, private Christian university committed to delivering affordable, transformative higher education. Find your purpose at gcu.edu.
Montana CECMandy Hickel
Montana CEC is the State Unit for the National CEC.
Montana State University BillingsSusan Gregory & Rene Rosell Yarbrough
Graduate programs in a variety of disciplines: Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, School Counseling and Interdisciplinary programs. Online coursework available.
University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, Transition and Employment ProjectsTheresa Baldry
Since 2000, we’ve focused several of our projects on customized community employment for youth with significant disabilities. We have developed and implemented unique models of transition planning that continue to evolve as we learn more from the youth
QBS, Inc.Patty Pruden-Lennox
QBS Inc. is a consulting and training company. Safety-Care™ Behavioral Safety Training is founded upon principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavioral Supports, training staff in the prevention, minimization, and management of behavioral challenges.
Montana PTILisa Sanderson
Montana PTI provides free online resources and individualized assistance to help Montana parents and educators to support and enrich the lives of children with disabilities.
Montana Parent Training & Information Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Montana Independent Living Project, Inc. (mILp) is a non-profit agency promoting independence for people living with disabilities who are residing in the state of Montana.
We offer Independent Living services, Orientation and Mobility services, and Self Direct Personal Assistance services.
Youth DynamicsKelsey Adcock
Children and family mental and behavioral health services nonprofit organization.
Youth Dynamics is a Montana-based non-profit mental and behavioral health center with over 30 locations throughout the state. We have been serving at-risk children and families since 1981, employ over 600 people, and serve over 2,000 kids each year.
Children's Special Health ServicesRachel Turnbow, Caitlyn Patera & Miranda LeMieux
Children’s Special Health Services works to help children and families in Montana receive the healthcare and supportive services they need to live happy, healthy lives in their communities.
Really Great ReadingNick Goodman
Really Great Reading believes that every student has the right to appropriate, high-quality, foundational-skills reading instruction. Unfortunately, millions of students struggle to read because they have deficits in their basic reading skills.
Really Great Reading is focused on preventing and remediating decoding weaknesses in students in all grades (and even adults). We provide educators the tools and knowledge to teach all students (not just those who learn easily) to read.
McGraw Hill EducationChristina Mccolley & J Thayne
We are a digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on our rich heritage of educational expertise, we offer highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world.
Western Montana Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
(WM-CSPD) is part of Montana CSPD which is a unified personnel development system that ensures quality educational programs and services for all children and youth.
The state has five regions for CSPD. In our Region 5 WMCSPD serves Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, and Sanders counties.
Region V includes 77 Districts. 154 Schools with 180 Administrators:and over 3,000 Certified staff who serve the educational needs of over 40,000 students.
Funding for the service we provide comes from the Special Education Division of the Office of Public Instruction
Peace PlaceKristen McGuire and Louisa Libertelli-Dunn
Peace Place provides respite and resources to families with children with special needs. We also provide training to both parents and providers.