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Gazette opinion: Years of waiting after disabled youth leave school

Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.

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Don Browning

Don Browning

Don Browning stands for a portrait outside his home Thursday in Casper. Browning received a medical discharge from the Navy and a 100 percent disability rating in 1964 after a nine-month bout of tuberculosis, but did not receive Veterans Affairs disability benefits until 2006 due to incomple…

July 03, 2014 5:38 pm
Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmates

Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmates

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.

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Service animals aren't just any old dog

Service animals aren't just any old dog

Just because it’s wearing a vest doesn’t mean it’s a service animal.

March 17, 2014 4:00 am Photos



Group plans Casper meeting on disability program cut

NOWCAP Services is scheduled to host a public meeting Thursday to discuss proposed cuts to a state program that pays for disability programs.

August 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Billings nonprofit that helps the disabled moving into new building

Billings nonprofit that helps the disabled moving into new building

Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow Inc. (LIFTT), a Billings nonprofit that helps people with disabilities, will spend the next few days moving into a new building, a move officials say will improve its services.

January 05, 2013 12:15 am Photos


Gillette playground refurbished for handicap kids

Gillette playground refurbished for handicap kids

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Playgrounds are something we take for granted.

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SD2 embraces education for all

School District 2 recognizes Montana's constitutional guarantee of equal educational opportunity for each person in the state.

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Celebration set for 22nd anniversary of ADA

Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow will host a community celebration on Thursday, July 26, to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The landmark civil rights legislation was signed into law by President. George H.W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July …

July 17, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Guardian Spirit designed to teach vocational, social, life skills to people with autism

Guardian Spirit designed to teach vocational, social, life skills to people with autism

When Marcus Morris was a child, adults considered him incorrigible. Physicians incorrectly diagnosed him with multiple personality disorder, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos


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The Arc announces new chapter in Montana to serve people with disabilities

This month, The Arc officially announced the affiliation of AWARE Inc. in Montana as a state chapter. The affiliation of AWARE will mark the first time in more than a decade that The Arc will have a statewide presence in Montana.

March 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Great Falls man charged with work comp fraud

HELENA — A Great Falls construction worker faces a felony theft charge after prosecutors say he collected nearly $30,000 in disability payments while continuing to work.

March 16, 2012 7:59 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Disability program reflects quagmire of federal spending

WASHINGTON — Social Security's disability program is a political quagmire — and a metaphor for why federal spending and budget deficits are so difficult to control. The numbers are too big; the details, too complicated; and the choices, when faced, too wrenching. President Barack Obama's new…

February 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Lawsuit seeks report on abuse at Montana facility

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.

February 11, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…

Coach reprimanded for way he cut player

HELENA -- Trustees at Jefferson High in Boulder voted unanimously Monday night to put a letter of reprimand in the file of a basketball coach for the way that he handled cutting a student with disabilities from the team.

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FWP: Disabled hunt permit being abused

Some hunters are abusing a permit system that allows disabled persons to hunt from their vehicles, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks' law enforcement bureau chief.

October 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Goodwill activities set to boost Halloween spirit

Montana Goodwill stores are offering several promotions to get families in the spirit for Halloween.

October 19, 2011 12:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: High stakes for disabled Americans in Medicaid cuts

We don’t yet have a complete picture of what the proposal for deficit reduction that will come from the congressional supercommittee will look like, but the reports coming out of Washington look bleak. Many programs that assist persons with disabilities to live independent, productive lives …

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University of Montana study finds disability access could improve

MISSOULA — A University of Montana study has resulted in a B grade for Missoula businesses when it comes to providing access for people with mobility impairments.

July 24, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

New Wyoming program to help aging residents

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Health Department says there is help for state residents growing older or coping with a disability.

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