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Montana Developmental Center

Disabilities service providers urge Bullock to honor rate increases granted by Legislature

Disabilities service providers urge Bullock to honor rate increases granted by Legislature

HELENA – Nonprofit firms that care for thousands of mentally disabled Montanans urged the Bullock administration Wednesday to honor a 4 percent annual increase in their payment rates, as approved by the 2013 Legislature.

May 15, 2013 5:46 pmLoading…
Senate rejects Montana Developmental Center bill

Senate rejects Montana Developmental Center bill

HELENA — The state Senate has rejected an attempt to revive legislation to downsize or even close a state-run center for the developmentally disabled.

March 21, 2013 5:10 pm Related Loading…
Bill to shut down Montana Developmental Center 'blasted' back to life

Bill to shut down Montana Developmental Center 'blasted' back to life

HELENA — A bill to phase out the Montana Developmental Center was revived Wednesday after being “blasted” from a committee where it had been tabled and thought to be dead.

March 20, 2013 5:54 pm Related Loading…
Panel votes down bill directing eventual closure of Montana Developmental Center in Boulder

Panel votes down bill directing eventual closure of Montana Developmental Center in Boulder

HELENA – A Senate committee has rejected a bill that would downsize and possibly close Montana’s state institution for the developmentally disabled.

March 18, 2013 3:31 pmLoading…
Montana Developmental Center worker denied parole

Montana Developmental Center worker denied parole

DEER LODGE — A former employee at a state-run institution for the developmentally disabled who is serving a 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting a female client has been denied parole.

March 02, 2013 10:17 am Related Loading…
Advocates for people with developmental disabilities urge closure of Boulder facility

Advocates for people with developmental disabilities urge closure of Boulder facility

HELENA — Montana’s state institution for people who have developmental disabilities should be closed and its clients moved to community-based care, advocates for a bill to plan the possible closure testified on Friday.

February 08, 2013 6:44 pm Related Loading…

State settles with family of disabled woman sexually abused at Boulder center

HELENA — The state has paid a $350,000 settlement to the family of a developmentally disabled woman who was sexually assaulted by an employee at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder in 2010.

February 08, 2013 5:45 amLoading…
Legislative panel deadlocks on bill to close developmental center in Boulder

Legislative panel deadlocks on bill to close developmental center in Boulder

HELENA — A legislative panel Monday deadlocked on whether to introduce a bill in 2013 to eventually close the state institution in Boulder for the developmentally disabled, essentially killing the measure for now. The 4-4 vote by the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Comm…

August 20, 2012 6:25 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Plan for more care, less institutionalization

Gazette opinion: Plan for more care, less institutionalization

About 50 people with severe developmental disabilities live at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder about 30 miles from Helena. Most also have a serious mental illness, and several have been placed at MDC by a criminal court order.

August 08, 2012 12:10 pmLoading…

Community providers still see need for state institution – but where, and what?

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.

August 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Montana’s institution for the developmentally disabled faces criticism, transformation

Montana’s institution for the developmentally disabled faces criticism, transformation

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…

August 05, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Autistic boy's behaviors worsened at MDC, records show

BOULDER — While the Montana Developmental Center has taught some people the skills they need to live outside the facility, at least one client got worse under the care of MDC staff to the extent that the state was ordered to send him to a Baltimore facility for treatment in 2009 at the cost …

August 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Panel to draft bill analyzing closure of Boulder center for developmentally disabled

HELENA — After hearing stiff criticism of the state institution for the developmentally disabled, a legislative panel Monday voted to draft a bill requiring the state to develop a plan for closing the Boulder center by 2015.

June 25, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…

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…

MDC superintendent reassigned after blistering letter from advocacy group

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.”

March 25, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

Medicaid spending ups state budget

Editor's note: This is the third of a three-day series examining Gov. Brian Schweitzer's proposed budget for the next two years.

November 26, 2010 4:00 pmLoading…

Ex-development center worker faces sex assault charge

HELENA - A former employee at the Montana Developmental Center who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his care last month has turned himself in to authorities.

June 08, 2010 6:57 amLoading…

Developmental Center staffer resigns after rape accusation

HELENA - A Montana  Developmental Center staff member accused of raping a woman in his care last month has resigned and the center's chief investigator has been placed on leave over his handling of the alleged assault.

June 04, 2010 8:04 amLoading…

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