Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. is a non-profit, non-residential program serving people with mobility, neurological, hearing, visual, and other disabilities.
Summit provides consumer and advocacy services to residents of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Lake, Sanders, Flathead, and Lincoln Counties as well as works on a systemic level nationally and across Montana to improve the lives of individuals living with disabilities.
We believe that people with disabilities have the right to control their own lives and enjoy the same opportunities as all other citizens. This includes the right to:
- Make their own decisions and direct their own affairs,
- Have a family life,
- Have choice in services, transportation, housing, education and employment,
- Participate fully in the social, economic and political life in their communities, and
- Contribute their unique talents and abilities as respected members of their communities
New Missoula Area Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Follow their activities on their facebook group page!
Summit Electronic Newsletter Challenge
The April newsletter is out and viewable at: April 2013 Summit Independent
Did you know that you can sign up to receive our newsletter via e-mail?
We are now sending out 60 electronic copies, but we are still mailing out more than 1,900 hardcopies.
So we are upping the ante and making a fun “Disability Faux Paus” YouTube video, featuring some of the best comedians from Western Montana!
There’s a catch, though. The video is currently zero minutes long--and it will only increase in length if we get more people signed up for the electronic newsletter!
Community Prize: For every 50 people that sign up for the electronic version, we will add 1 minute to our video, up to 250 people for a 5-minute comedy extravaganza!
But that’s not all!
Personal Prize: If you call or e-mail Kathy at Summit, 728-1630 or email@example.com, and SWITCH your subscription from hardcopy to electronic-only, you will have a chance to get a cameo in our video!
That’s right. You could be a YouTube star! (Or at least get a chance to hang out with award-winning comedian Mike Beers for a day.)
If you win but don’t want to be in the video, you could also get a chance to receive a giftcard to an as-of-yet unknown location.
So what are you waiting for? Get your friends and co-workers signed up for the FREE newsletter with disability news from Western Montana and switch your subscription to electronic. We know you have the stuff to be a YouTube star!
Note: Summit staff and boardmembers are not eligible for the awesome Personal Prize--but if you work with Summit, you’re already awesome!
Please let Kathy know that you want to be entered into the prize pool if you switch subscriptions (or if you don’t want to).
Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities
The Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program, which began July 1, 2010, allows people with disabilities to go or return to work and earn more
money without losing their healthcare coverage through the Medicaid program.
Through an affordable fee, people can "buy-in" to the program, which covers necessities such as personal assistance and developmental disability services.
To learn more about the Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program, please visit Summit's Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program information page.