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Mon 26

Living Well With a Disability – Missoula

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 26

Poetry Workshop

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 27

Ravalli People First

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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2017 Legislature – We Need YOUR Help!

The 2017 Montana Legislative Session is now upon us. This session is shaping up to be a very busy one and not necessarily in a good way. Due to state budget constraints, many of the programs that Montanans with disabilities rely on every day are in jeopardy of having their budgets slashed. These programs [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:01:16+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Youth|Comments Off on 2017 Legislature – We Need YOUR Help!

The Art of Advocacy – By Shelby Humphreys

Recent Facebook Post: Sometimes advocating for your health care means staying diligent with meds, tracking symptoms, and recruiting coping skills. Sometimes it means reaching out, activating your support network, and contacting your care team. And sometimes it means showing up to your doctor’s office unannounced, in tears, and staying until someone really listens, making [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:16:55+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Community Column, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Peer Advocates, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on The Art of Advocacy – By Shelby Humphreys

2017 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Social Security (Retirement and Disability): .3% increase Medicare Part B Monthly Premium: $134 (or higher depending on your income) Supplemental Security Income (SSI): .3% increase Individual - $735, Couple - $1103, Essential Person - $368 Substantial Gainful Activity Guidelines: Blind - $1950, Non-blind - $1170 Trial Work Period Threshold: $840 For more information on [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:32:54+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Montana, National|Comments Off on 2017 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

New Summit Staff

Jessica Vacca, Work Readiness & Employment Specialist, MissoulaI recently graduated from the University of Montana (UM) with a Bachelors of Social Work. My college internship placement was at Disability Services for Students at UM where I learned the importance of students’ self-advocacy. In summer, 2016 I co-organized a transition camp at UM for high school [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:06:30+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Flathead County, Lincoln County, Missoula County|Comments Off on New Summit Staff

New BASE Staff & BALLS Facilitators

New BASE Staff John Howard, BASE Coordinator John works with youth between the ages of 13-24 finding job shadow experiences, mentors, and internships. He also facilitates BASE programs and teaches Communication through improv to high school students. BASE programs include: YODA (Youth Opening Doors through Advocacy), BALLS, Poetry Workshop, All Ages Comedy, 4Real Dance, [...]

By | 2016-12-31T19:54:32+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Youth|Comments Off on New BASE Staff & BALLS Facilitators

BASE Updates

BASE stands for home BASE, like in baseball. In life, you need a BASE. Thats where we come in. On Friday, December 9th, BASE held its 2nd Annual Showcase at The Roxy Theater. The show was intended to provide all participants an opportunity to share their creativity. The wide variety of performances included poetry, [...]

By | 2017-04-06T10:16:55+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Youth|Comments Off on BASE Updates

Upcoming Events

Missoula - 700 SW Higgins, Suite 101 Missoula Office Closed - January 2, 16  February 20 Summit Orientation - First Friday monthly,  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. SSA Orientation - Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 [...]

By | 2017-04-06T10:18:12+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, People First, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Youth|Comments Off on Upcoming Events

Action Alert

The Montana Centers for Independent Living have launched a new action alert system at http://cqrcengage.com/summitilc/ to inform you about current local, state, and national issues and legislation that affect the lives of people with disabilities. On this site you will find many opportunities to get involved, follow advocacy efforts, as well as look up [...]

By | 2017-04-06T10:20:10+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Action Alert, Montana|Comments Off on Action Alert

REV UP! (Register, Educate, Vote – Use your Power!)

REGISTER! EDUCATE! VOTE! REV UP! Montana Disability Vote Project There are many ways YOU can vote: 1. At your polling place 2. Absentee Ballot 3. AutoMark 4. Electronic Ballot 5. Designate an Agent Every polling place in Montana has at least one specialized voting machine, called an AutoMARK, that enables people with disabilities to [...]

By | 2017-04-06T10:21:10+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Montana, National|Comments Off on REV UP! (Register, Educate, Vote – Use your Power!)

Upcoming Events (Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli Counties)

Flathead County Flathead Office Closed - July 4-5, Sept. 5 Social Security Orientation - Second and fourth Wednesdays monthly. Please call 257-0048 ext. 141, to register and get location. YODA - Youth group meets once a month. Living Well with a Disability - Call Lynae to sign up. Social Activities - We get together four [...]

By | 2016-06-20T13:39:25+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Flathead County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County|Comments Off on Upcoming Events (Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli Counties)