Disability Rights Montana
A candidate forum to educate and inform legislative candidates about the issues of people with disabilities and their families is set for 6:30 tonight in room 117 of the Montana State University Billings City College, 3803 Central Ave.
Candidates from both parties seeking election to the Montana Legislature have been invited to a forum on disabilities organized by individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers.
HELENA — Advocates who filed a federal lawsuit over Montana's treatment of mentally ill prisoners say they are optimistic the matter can still be resolved through negotiations with state corrections officials.
The stories are heart-wrenching. Serious violations of civil rights law are alleged.
HELENA — A psychology specialist who was employed at the Montana Development Center has filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit, saying she was fired after facility managers claimed that she tried to get a client to move in with her for romantic reasons.
If Montana decides to downsize or close the state home for the developmentally disabled, its residents must go somewhere — and that “somewhere” is community-based providers.
BOULDER — From the outside, the state-run Montana Developmental Center appears bucolic, its small cottages surrounded by manicured lawns and brick buildings housing offices, a pool, classrooms and a gymnasium. Staff members smile at clients, who respond in kind, as they chat about upcoming a…
BUTTE -- Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs must pay $30,000 to an ex-patient after its staff barred the woman with physical disabilities from using her electric wheelchair.
HELENA — An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Department of Justice seeking the public release of a report the group says may show that people involuntarily committed to the Montana Developmental Center are at risk of abuse or neglect.
HELENA — The superintendent of Montana’s center in Boulder for the developmentally disabled stepped down Friday, one day after an advocacy group demanded the resignation of the center’s top officials, citing a “documented pattern of abuse, neglect and mismanagement.”
I want to ensure that every eligible voter in my district has the opportunity to vote. House Bill 130 would have set up an all-mail process for voting in Montana. The bill was introduced by Republican Rep. Pat Ingraham, at the request of Secretary of State Linda McCullough. It was the result…