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Fri 17

BASE Art Group

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 20

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

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 20

Living Well with a Disability

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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

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)

Building Active Communities Initiative

A project run by the Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity (NAPA) Program with Montana State University’s Office of Rural Health is championing improvements to communities across Montana. The Building Active Communities Initiative, or BACI, encourages towns to build walkable, bikeable communities that allow people to be physically active as they go about their lives. Accessible [...]

By | 2016-06-20T13:34:50+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Montana, Ravalli County|Comments Off on Building Active Communities Initiative

Summit Community Forums

Summit Independent Living has recently launched a new way for people with disabilities to connect. The Summit community forums are a place where people can talk about issues, search for roommates and friends, post equipment to trade, and engage in a variety of other topics. Simply go to: www.summitilc.org/forums/, register, and go! Remember to follow [...]

By | 2016-06-20T13:30:20+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Montana|Comments Off on Summit Community Forums

Visitability

Visitability is a national movement to build homes with three primary accessible design features. They are: 1. One zero step entrance on an accessible path of travel from the street, sidewalk or driveway 2. Doorways that provide 32 inches clear space throughout the home’s main floor and hallways that provide 36 inches of clear width [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:25+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Montana, National|Comments Off on Visitability

Rev Up – Vote in 2016

REV UP! Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most important election years ever. National, state and local election outcomes will impact our communities, and our lives, for years to come. So, what can you do? You can Rev Up! Register to vote, educate yourself on candidates [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:25+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Montana, National|1 Comment