Housing Task Force
We promote basic home access, advocate for policy changes that will require basic home access, and advocate for additional affordable housing resources for people with disabilities.
Webinar: July 30, 1:00 – 3:00
Chair: Darren Larson (406) 728-1630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-Determination Task Force
We advocate for meaningful involvement by people with disabilities in decisions that affect civil rights and disability programs. Recent advocacy efforts have focused on the Money Follows the Person program, the Community First Choice Option, and the Medicaid Home & Community Services program.
Webinar: August 6, 1:00 – 3:00
Chair: Mike Mayer (406) 728-1630 email@example.com
Public Relations & Education Task Force
We distribute information regarding Independent Living in Montana including the IL 101 document, press releases, videos and other media. Our focus will be on developing strategies to further integrate public and media relations into IL advocacy.
Webinar: August 13, 1:00 – 3:00
Chair: Jed Barton (406) 294-5186 firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation Task Force
We focus on the transportation system in all forms: rail, taxi, airline, and bus access both community and statewide. We also deal with accessible sidewalks, pathways, and trails.
Webinar: August 20, 1:00 – 3:00
Co-Chairs: Colleen Forrester and Shyla Patera (406) 452-9834 1 (800) 823-6245
Youth with Disabilities Task Force
We expand transition services for youth with disabilities, explore possibilities to establish self-directed IEPs for high school students with disabilities and advocate for VR involvement in IEPs to improve transition outcomes.
Webinar: August 27, 1:00 – 3:00
Co-Chairs: Mike Beers and June Hermanson email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Native American Task Force
We are developing a statewide list of resources, programs and services available for American Indians with disabilities, particularly those living on reservations. We work with tribal leaders, community members, and program managers to address the need for accessible housing on and off the reservations.
Webinar: September 3, 1:00 – 3:00
Co-Chairs: Michelle Williams and Troy Spang
Review Webinar: September 10, 1:00 – 3:00
Come to your local CIL in Missoula, Kalispell, Ronan or Hamilton to attend these free webinars. We will let you know what’s going on in the state and we will need your help to plan for the future!
Missoula 700 SW Higgins
Kalispell 1203 Highway 2 W, #35
Ronan 111 Second Ave. SW
Hamilton 316 North 3rd St., Suite 113