We are available to come to your IEP to provide information on community resources that may help for a successful transition.
In order to run your IEP, it is important to have people there who make you feel comfortable speaking up for yourself and who can be good support if you need help making sure that your needs are being heard. If you don’t know who else to invite, you can call us, and we will help you prepare for your meeting, and be able to be there to help you be successful in communicating your goals.
Montana Independent Living Project works with all types of disabilities and ages on finding resources in the community to help them live as independently as possible. For a student in the transition process this may include:
Finding accessible/affordable housing,
Applying for Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance, or Medicaid programs,
Understanding your benefits and how employment may affect them,
Applying for or setting up personal care assistance in your home,
Learning how to manage finances or medical records,
Independent Living Skills training such as Living Well with a Disability- focusing on goal setting, wellness, and living on your own, and
Information and Referral- if we don’t do it here, we will give you the information of someone who can help.
There are many resources at the University of Montana's Transition Project Website. Check it out!
MILP is a not-for-profit agency governed by a consumer-controlled Board of Directors whose lives have been personally impacted by a disability. It is funded in part by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 (Title VII- Independent Living Services), and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (Disability Services Division). To obtain accessible formats of this website information contact MILP's Helena office at (406) 442-5755 or toll free at 1-800-735-6457.