APRIL Conference – 2015

Recently, several Summit staff and board members traveled to Virginia to attend the National Conference on Rural Independent Living. One of the attendees, Wesley Schneider, posted several short live blog videos (vlogs) during the trip. We asked Wesley about his adventure. Here’s what he had to say. “The best part of my experience at APRIL [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:29+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Americans with Disabilities Act, National, Youth|Comments Off on APRIL Conference – 2015

ADA 25 Celebrations

We at Summit Independent Living are grateful for all of the support we received from sponsors, community partners, allies, staff, peers, volunteers, consumers and our communities for our many events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this summer! We have seen great growth and promise over the last 25 years. To [...]

By | 2015-09-21T16:22:42+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Americans with Disabilities Act, Montana, National|Comments Off on ADA 25 Celebrations

ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration by Justice Ender and Bob Liston

July is a month when we celebrate our freedom as a country and as individuals, and recommit to protecting liberty for ourselves and our loved ones. Not only is it the month in which the Declaration of Independence was signed, but it is also the month in which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was [...]

By | 2015-06-18T20:51:23+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Americans with Disabilities Act, Montana, National|Comments Off on ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration by Justice Ender and Bob Liston

More on Benevolent Canines

From Rin Tin Tin to Benji, Old Yeller to Toto, and Scooby Doo to Odie, dogs have had their place in many parts of American culture. They have entertained us, rescued us, kept us company, warned us of danger, and even transported us over rough terrain. The special place our canine companions hold in our [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:30+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Americans with Disabilities Act, Montana, National|Comments Off on More on Benevolent Canines

CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA WITH US!

Hamilton Farmers Market - Every Saturday starting May 21. Summer Solstice Picnic - June 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Three Sisters Campground, Como Lake. Kalispell Share Fair - April 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall. ADA 25th Anniversary Arts & Crafts Fair - June 13,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall. Independence Day Parade - July [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:30+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Americans with Disabilities Act, Flathead County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County|Comments Off on CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA WITH US!

Hamilton – Walking Audit

Mary Millin, LaRoy Williamson and Richard Frisbie from Summit Independent Living Center helped with a walking audit of Hamilton streets in June. Good and bad paths were assessed by a diverse team of community members. “It is really great to have a couple of individuals in wheelchairs along,” said Melinda Barnes, executive director of Bike [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:35+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Americans with Disabilities Act, Peer Advocates, People First, Ravalli County|Comments Off on Hamilton – Walking Audit

SDPAS Consumer & Caregiver Corner with Betsy Ames

Let’s put some Glam in our Camping! Glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without having to rough it too much. I want heat. I want light. I do not want to sleep on the cold, hard ground with the bugs and the bears. There are ADA accessible tent-sites in Montana and that [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:35+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Americans with Disabilities Act|Comments Off on SDPAS Consumer & Caregiver Corner with Betsy Ames

ADA – Missoula Community Picnic

ADA - Missoula Community Picnic July 15, 4-7 P.M. at McCormick Park Bring a dish to share and personal water bottle Celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Preview with Silver the Raccoon the upcoming: Silver Summit Park - A Playground for Everyone Missoula Adaptive Bike Clinic and Outdoor Activities 10 A.M. [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:39+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Americans with Disabilities Act, Missoula County, Montana|Comments Off on ADA – Missoula Community Picnic

National Paratransit Card

The Department of Transportation is exploring the creation of a national, exchangeable ADA Universal Identification card. This card would allow people who are eligible for Paratransit to travel to other areas within the United States and receive Paratransit services in that area without filling out a separate request form for that area. To learn more, [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:40+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Americans with Disabilities Act, National|Comments Off on National Paratransit Card

Money Follows the Person: Voice Your Needs by Travis Hoffman

Montana has a great opportunity to make sure more of its citizens are able to live in their own homes and communities while still receiving the services they need to live. And the people who will receive those services, along with their friends and family members, need to act now to make sure their will [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:48+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Americans with Disabilities Act, Montana|Comments Off on Money Follows the Person: Voice Your Needs by Travis Hoffman

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Living Well with a Disability Class

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.)

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ravalli People First

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