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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.)

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Living Well with a Disability

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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!

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

(In)AbilityOne

We don’ been had. The AbilityOne program is supposed to be the largest federal job placement program for people with disabilities. This multi-billion dollar program is instead being found to be harming people with disabilities. Its actions actually take jobs away from those people, place others in sheltered workshops, and provide cozy deals for contractors [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:29+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Action Alert, National|Comments Off on (In)AbilityOne

Bill Updates – 2015 Montana Legislature

The 2015 Montana Legislative Session will be coming to a close later this month. Montana’s Centers for Independent Living entered this session with the budgetary goals of addressing the Medicaid medically needy standout threshold, securing additional funding for Montana’s four Centers For Independent Living, the Montana Youth Leadership Forum, and the Montana Youth Transitions Project, re-establishing [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:30+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Action Alert, Montana|Comments Off on Bill Updates – 2015 Montana Legislature

Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2014

Recently introduced bills - S.2089 & HR.1601 - would change asset limits for people on the SSI program. These bills would also increase income disregards, add inflation adjustments for future years and do away with some of the rules that decrease SSI payments for people who receive additional support from family members. The Senate bill [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:39+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Action Alert, National|Comments Off on Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2014

Legislative Update

The 63rd session of the Montana Legislature adjourned Sine Die, without a scheduled future meeting, on April 24. Legislators took good and bad actions on issues of importance to Montana’s Centers for Independent Living (MTCILs) and Montanans with Disabilities. MTCILs, working with many other organizations that represent Montana’s disability and aging populations, made a number [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:44+00:00 June 25th, 2013|Action Alert, Montana|Comments Off on Legislative Update

Legislative Update by Travis Hoffman

2013 Legislative Priorities 1. Restore Personal Assistance Services 2. Increase Medicaid Provider Rates 3. Provide Health Care for Health Care Workers 4. Implement Community First Choice Option 5. Fund Montana Youth Transitions We are a little more than halfway through the 2013 Montana Legislative Session and so far things are looking okay. Montana’s Centers for [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:44+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Action Alert, Montana|Comments Off on Legislative Update by Travis Hoffman

2013 Session – A Fresh Opportunity by Travis Hoffman

Now that the elections are behind us, our elected legislators will meet in Helena for the 63rd Montana Legislature (http://leg.mt.gov). The 2013 Legislative Session is set to begin on January 7 and will meet for 90 days, ending on April 27. During this legislative session human service providers, including Montana’s Centers for Independent Living and [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:44+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Action Alert, Montana|Comments Off on 2013 Session – A Fresh Opportunity by Travis Hoffman

Independent Living and the 2013 Montana Legislature

Every legislative session Montana’s four Centers for Independent Living (Summit, NCILS, MILP and LIFTT) along with the Statewide Independent Living Council sponsor two events at the state capital to provide an opportunity for legislators to learn about the issues affecting people with disabilities all across the state of Montana. Legislative Day will take place on [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:44+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Action Alert, Montana|Comments Off on Independent Living and the 2013 Montana Legislature

Statewide Independent Living Legislative Day A Success

January 20th was an exciting day to be at the Capitol! The Statewide Independent Living Council and Montana’s four Centers for Independent Living (Summit, NCILS, MILP, and LIFFT) sponsored this year’s Legislative Day event during the 2011 Legislative Session, which was held in the Capitol Rotunda. Approximately 100 people participated in Legislative Day this year, [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:56+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on Statewide Independent Living Legislative Day A Success