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Montana

1. State CHIP Program
Montana CHIP

P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
(406) 444-4533; (877) 418-4533
E-mail

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Jeff Sturm, Program Director
Developmental Disabilities Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
(406) 444-2695; (877) 296-1197
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Dan McCarthy, Preschool Specialist
Office of Public Instruction
P. O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-4425; (888) 231-9393
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Robert Runkel, Director
Special Education Division
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-4429
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Nancy Coopersmith, Assistant Superintendent
Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-5541
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Joe Mathews, Administrator
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P. O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
(406) 444-2590
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Nikki Sandve, State Transition Contact and Coordinator
Division of Special Education
Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-0299
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Deborah Swingley, Executive Director
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 526
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 443-4371; (866) 443-4332 (in MT only)
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Joyce DeCunzo, Administrator
Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 202905
Helena, MT 59620-2905
(406) 444-3969
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Program for Children
Children's Mental Health Bureau
Health Resources Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
1400 Broadway - Cogswell Building - Room A206
P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
(406) 444-1290

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
R. Timm Vogelsberg, Executive Director
The University of Montana Rural Institute
Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service
52 Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-5467; (800) 732-0322
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Bernadette Franks Ongoy, Executive Director
Montana Advocacy Program
P.O. Box 1681
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 449-2344; (800) 245-4743 (V/TTY)
Web & E-mail
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Carliss Scott, Outreach Coordinator
Children's Special Health Services
Health Care Resources Bureau
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P. O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620 -2951
(406) 444-3622
E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: July, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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Local support groups for families, advocacy organizations, treatment centers, and funding sources.

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