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

Leadership Academy

Last month, peer advocate Jason Billehus gathered with other self-advocate leaders from the western United States in Seattle at the 2015 Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy (PADSA) Leadership Academy. There, leaders shared information and learned more about topics such as organizational management, social media, and self-advocate leadership with their self-advocacy organizations. Participants also created [...]

By | 2015-09-21T16:16:54+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Missoula County, Montana, National, Peer Advocates|Comments Off on Leadership Academy

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

MONTANA ABLE ACT Update

Goal: Creates a new option for some people with disabilities to save money for the future, while protecting eligibility for public benefits. People who acquired their disability age 26 or before and who use needs-based programs, such as SSI and Medicaid, will be able to save money beyond typical limits in Montana starting in November. [...]

By | 2015-06-18T20:21:43+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Montana, National|Comments Off on MONTANA ABLE ACT Update

Financial Changes Shift Landscape for Millions of People with Disabilities

Several recent laws and programs, most notably the ABLE Act and Medicaid Buy-in, have significantly changed the financial outlook and expectations for people with disabilities across the country. And while these laws are in no way perfect, both provide options for savings and asset holding previously unavailable to many people on needs-based assistance such as [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:30+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Montana, National|Comments Off on Financial Changes Shift Landscape for Millions of People with Disabilities

2015 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Social Security (Retirement and Disability): Starting January 2015 1.7 percent increase Medicare Part B Monthly Premium: No change from 2014 - $104.90 Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Starting Dec. 31, 2014 Individual - $733 Couple - $1,100 Substantial Gainful Activity Guidelines: Blind - $1,820 Non-blind - $1,090 Trial Work Period Threshold: $780 For more information on [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:34+00:00 December 20th, 2014|National|Comments Off on 2015 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Community First Choice: Enhancement to Personal Assistance Services

In Montana, people with disabilities and older adults who need assistance to continue living at home and in the community are often able to get help through Medicaid’s Personal Assistance Services program. This supportive care assists people with such activities such bathing, eating and administering medication. Starting in July 2014, a new program called Community [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:35+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Montana, National|Comments Off on Community First Choice: Enhancement to Personal Assistance Services

APRIL – T-shirt Design Contest – Deadline July 30, 2014

APRIL- Associated Programs of Rural Independent Living www.april-rural.org Is looking for youth ages 16-25 to design a t-shirt for their 2014 APRIL Youth Conference! Guidelines: Comic Book Theme or Super Hero Theme Deadline: July 30, 2014 Email entries to: SGlick@disabilitylink.org Entries must be in JPEG format!

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:39+00:00 June 19th, 2014|National, Youth|Comments Off on APRIL – T-shirt Design Contest – Deadline July 30, 2014

Give LOCAL Missoula

Hi all! It’s less than 15 hours until Give LOCAL Missoula kicks off! Give LOCAL Missoula - Summit Independent Living Center Here’s what that means: We’re less than 15 hours from donations to Summit ILC receiving matching funds from other givers. We’re less than 15 hours from *90* Missoula nonprofits competing for prizes (chosen by [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:39+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Missoula County, Montana, National|Comments Off on Give LOCAL Missoula

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Mon 26

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

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

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