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Webinar: SSI Work Incentives for Youth Who Work

Tiffany Costa

The Montana Deaf-Blind Project and the Montana Transition Resources Project are pleased to welcome Tiffany Costa for this free learning opportunity. Join this webinar to learn about different Social Security Administration (SSA) work incentives available for youth who are thinking about going to work and who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) cash benefits.  OPI renewal unit credit is available.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time

Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5931959099829315342

Get more information and handouts for the SSI Incentives Webinar

Montana Independent Living Project (mILp) Receives 2020 Community Investment Fund

mILp Logo

In 2015, the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC) established the Community Investment Fund (CIF). CIF awards support innovative projects or programs that help Montanans with disabilities live, learn, work and play alongside people without disabilities. Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) members use their leadership and advocacy skills to review each application, evaluate the merits of the proposals, and award the funds.

The 2020 CIF award goes to the Montana Independent Living Project (mILp) to continue and expand their successful Feel Great and Recreate – All-Ability Adaptive Ice Skating project. This all-ages project offers adaptive, inclusive, cross-disability recreational programming. In the 2019-20 season, over 160 people skated over 450 times!

Read more about the mILp and the CIL award

A Parent’s Perspective: Navigating Face Coverings

Elizabeth and Charlie family

Everyone is talking about masks.  As the research on their effectiveness as a tool to battle the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so does the list of places requiring them.  Montana recently joined the states with a mask mandate, perhaps raising questions for many families with an individual with a disability.  I am a parent of a child with complex special needs and have had these thoughts going through my mind over the last months as well.  Could my son Charlie ever wear a mask?  How would I teach him?  What does the new normal mean for my unique family?

Read More About Charlie and his Masks

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