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Parent/Family Scholarships Offered to Attend 2020 Montana Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Missoula on February 19 to 21 - www.montanacec.org/

Montana Children's Special Health Services, DPHHS and Montana PTI Announce Parent/Family Scholarships

20 parent/family scholarships are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to any individual with a child who has a disability or special health care need.  A child or youth with special health care needs is under the age of 22 and has or is at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and also requires health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.

The scholarship will cover registration cost and up to 3 nights lodging (one room)  at the Holiday Inn Express, directly across the street from the conference. Scholarships are limited to 1 scholarship per family.  Families will be notified once the scholarships are awarded and then provided the link to the registration website by the funding program. Attending families are expected to participate in conference sessions for the dates they have registered and submit attendance verification at the close of each day's events.

Families can apply for scholarships on the MCEC website, Scholarships tab.

Questions regarding Children's Special Health Services scholarships maybe directed to Miranda LeMieux  at Miranda.LeMieux@mt.gov or 406-444-7077. Questions regarding Montana PTI scholarships may be directed to Lisa Sanderson at mpti@MontanaPTI.org  or 877-870-1190.

Montana Deaf-Blind Project Offering Limited Financial Assistance to Teams (Including Parents) Supporting Children with Dual Vision and Hearing Conditions

Team members supporting students who are deaf-blind across multiple environments are encouraged to apply. For example: MSDB outreach staff, teachers, para professionals, SLPs, Part C FECs, and caregivers.

Information can be found on the MCEC website https://www.montanacec.org/scholarships/ or contact the Montana Deaf-Blind Project at mtdeafblind@mso.umt.edu or Theresa Baldry at (406) 243-4936.