People with disabilities

People with disabilities deserve support to live in the community they choose while leading a productive, healthy and fulfilled life. Below is an alphabetized list of services for people with disabilities in Montana.

  • Montana DDP Autism Spectrum Disorders website provides information and resources including a provider locator.

  • Blind and Low Vision Services  provides training in adjustment for vision loss to individuals to help retain, obtain, or advance in the career of choice with services including counseling and guidance, training and job placement.

  • Children’s Special Health Services (CSHS) works to help children and families in Montana receive the healthcare and supportive services they need to live happy, healthy lives in their communities. 
  • Community Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities  outlines programs offered to support independent living/assistance for Medicaid-eligible Montanans who require assistance and support in meeting their ongoing health needs by developing, managing, funding, and ensuring quality in-home services that foster independence and dignity, contain costs, and provide options to consumers.

  • The  Developmental Disabilities Program  (DDP) contracts with private, non-profit corporations to provide services across the lifespan for individuals who have developmental disabilities and their families. Services options for eligible individuals include: targeted case management, waiver services and applied behavioral analysis services. For information on program eligibility and available services please contact a DDP regional office.

  • Independent Living for the Older Blind Program  services are provided to older (age 55+) visually impaired or blind individuals so they can live more independently in their homes and communities.

  • Montana Family to Family  helps families of children and youth with health care challenges by connecting them to providers, programs and other families dealing with similar issues for support, resources, and services.

  • Montana Telecommunications Access Program/Montana Relay provides a free 24-hour relay service and offers specialized equipment that allows people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, Speech, or Mobility Disabled to communicate via the telephone.

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)  helps students with disabilities between the ages of 14-21 get educated, connected and ready for life, work and independence.

  • Statewide Independent Living Services  make independent living a reality for Montanans with disabilities by promoting and practicing a philosophy of consumer control, development of peer relationships and peer role models, self-determination, self-help, equal access, and advocacy to maximize independence, integration and full inclusion of persons with disabilities into mainstream Montana.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation  provides services to Montanans with disabilities so they may have rewarding careers and achieve maximum personal potential. Use  MVR Offices by County to find the Vocational Rehabilitation office in your county.