Montana Center for Inclusive Education
The Montana Center for Inclusive Education, a public service unit of Montana State University Billings, collaborates with campus, regional, state, and national programs in support of increasing the number of leaders with disabilities. The Center conducts activities in the following areas: advancement of youth with disabilities, community outreach, professional development, and technical assistance. Through these activities, the Center is working to create a fully inclusive society which values people with disabilities and their perspectives.
The Montana Center serves as a training and technical assistance resource to people with disabilities, families, and numerous agencies throughout the state. The activities of the Center are funded by a variety of sources including the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, U.S. Departments of Justice and Department of Education, Social Security Administration, and other contract sources.
Staff members of the Montana Center have professional skills related to disability in the areas of employment, rehabilitation counseling, transition, traumatic brain injury, ending violence against women with disabilities, hearing conservation, community integration, and collaboration.
Through its unique array of services and programs, the Center allows graduate students opportunities to apply skills in a supervised setting. In addition, the various programs of the Center offer unique opportunities for students to engage in study and applied research.