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Adult Disability Services

Department of Public Health and Human Services

Developmental Services Division

111 N. Sanders, P.O. Box 4210
Helena, Montana 59604

Main:  (406) 444-4545
Toll-Free Number: (877) 296-1197
Voice/Hearing and Speech Impaired: (406) 444-2590
FAX: (406) 444-3632

Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP)

111 Sanders, Rm 305
Helena, MT  50604

Main: (406) 444-2995
FAX: (406) 444-3632

The DDP contracts with private, non-profit corporations to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Community-based service programs funded through the DDP are located throughout Montana and provide an array of residential and work opportunities for adults. For most of us, being a member of our community means having a job and going to work; people with disabilities are no exception. A continuum of skill development and/or work oriented services for people with disabilities is individualized according to need through the utilization of many different settings and levels of support. The continuum includes services ranging from very intensive habilitation services to supported community employment to services which meet the activity and training needs of elderly people with developmental disabilities.

Disability Employment and Transitions

PO Box 4210, 111 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59604

Voice/Text: (406) 444-2590
FAX: (406) 444-3632

Three bureaus make up Disability Employment and Transitions: Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind-Low Vision Field Services, Program Support, and Disability Determination Services. Each of these bureaus provide multiple state government programs described in detail elsewhere on this website. Follow the links in the division navigation bar to learn more about these programs.

Other Resources

Montana Independent Living Project (MILP)

Montana Independent Living Project, Inc. (MILP) is a not-for-profit agency that provides services that promote independence for people with disabilities.

Independent  Living Centers

Independent Living Centers (ILC’s) are non-residential, meaning they don’t offer places to live at the Centers. They do provide information, training and technical assistance services to anyone with a disability including children and students  to fulfill their role as community advocates and change agents; and to develop strong, consumer-responsive services.    

Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally enabled and funded program under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.  The Council is composed of a defined membership identified in the federal law, and appointed by the Governor.  The mandate of the Council under the federal law is advocacy, capacity building and systems change activities.   To achieve this mandate the Council works in any of the nine areas of emphasis included in the federal law which are; education, employment, transportation, recreation,  child care, housing, formal and informal community supports, self-determination and quality assurance.   In Montana, the Council is not housed in state government and takes the form of a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation.  

Disability Rights Montana (DRM)

The Mission of Disability Rights Montana is to protect and advocate for the human, legal, and civil rights of Montanans with disabilities while advancing dignity, equality, and self-determination. Disability Rights Montana provides information and referral, individual advocacy, legal representation, outreach and training, and systems advocacy.

Parents Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK)

PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1984 by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults. PLUK represents the 30,000 families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in Montana, as well as serves as Montana's Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information and Education Center, and the Family Voices state affiliate.