Autism Community ConnectionsMissoula County Public Schools is dedicated to bringing support to students on the autism spectrum and their families. Resources are posted on this webpage on a regular basis. For questions, please contact our office.
COVID-19 Resources for Autism
These websites have a variety of resources including Social Stories, Videos, resources for familes, and Visual Schedules.
If these resources don't offer an appropriate support for your child and family, email Sally Ann (middle and high school) or Melissa (preschool and elementary) and we can help create a schedule, visual, or social story that works for you and your child.
The Bright & Quirky webinar has a lot of helpful information about appropriate expectations duirng the pandemic for both parents and kids. It also has a lot of helpful reminders about what to expect from your child and what you can let go. You will need to enter an email address and although this website is geared toward families of children who are Twice Exceptional, there is good information for everyone. Families of all children as well as staff.
STAR (Strategies for Teaching basesd on Autism Research) Free Resources for Home
If you child likes theatre, Missoula Community Theatre is doing a weekly "Play Date" from their tour shows.
Helpful Videos About Autism
Montana ResourcesTo access our Autism Library, please visit the MCPS District Library. You can do an electronic search on the District Library website. Are you a parent or outside agency?That's okay! You contact the library at 728-2400 x1077 to set up an account.College Autism Spectrum (Resources for students tranistioning to college by state and university)BASE Youth Services (part of Summit Independent Living) (All abilities community center with scheduled activities)
University of Montana Rite Care Clinic ResourcesYETI (Youth Engagement Through Intervention) social skills intervention for 6-13 year old children.MOSSAIC (Mentoring, Organization, and Social Support for Autism Inclusion on Campus) is a University of Montana program for UM students and community members. MOSSAIC supports people with Autism and related disorders.Other Services Speech, language, and hearing screenings, consultations, evaluations, and therapy to individuals across the lifespan.
Hey Sigmund a website for children and teens with anxiety.
Bright and Quirky for children and teens who are also identified as gifted.