-Judith Jonas, Director
The American Institute for Sensory Ladder Education (AISLE) passes along multisensory knowledge to dissolve learning barriers. This technique is designed to include both mental health concepts and academic strategies. This multisensory approach helps the brain to organize information for more efficient recall.
-Janet Thayer, Director
Alliance For Youth connects community resources and provide opportunities for families, children and teens in order to advance healthy youth development. Their activities include the Circle of Security Parenting and Nurturing Parenting services. As part of their community service, they sponsor the Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance.
-Michael Eustance, Manager
Benefis Pediatrics is committed to providing high-quality, family-centered care. Their pediatric outpatient medical professionals are available to care for your child at every stage of development, from birth to 18 years of age. When your child needs care, the medical professionals with Benefis Pediatrics are with you at every stage of development.
-Krystal Tweet, RN, Nurse Coordinator
Benefis Pediatric Specialty Clinic provides specialized care. Physicians, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, and nutritionists provide each child with a comprehensive evaluation, while staying in contact with your child’s primary care provider to ensure coordinated care and follow-up. This allows children to be cared for close to home and reduces the cost and strain associated with traveling long distances for care.
Big Sky Therapeutic Services, PLLC
-Brett E. Gilleo, Director
Big Sky Therapeutic Services provides in-home, community and office based services for families, individuals and children with various mental health and behavioral challenges. Extensive experience working with individuals that have an Autism Spectrum Disorder or a mental health or behavioral disorder.
-Jona McNamee, Director
Cascade County Extension, Montana State University provides support, respite and education to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. We meet the last Monday of each month, October- April at the Extension office.
-Dusty Zimmer, Assistant Director of Family and Youth Services
Center for Mental Health partners with people and communities to produce exceptional, integrated mental health and substance abuse services. Services include Comprehensive School & Community Treatment (CSCT), Youth Case Management and more.
-Deb Sivumaki, Director
Eagle Mount-Great Falls provides adaptive recreational activities for children and adults with disabilities. Our programs consists of horsemanship, skiing ,sled hockey, gymnastics, Tippy Toes (creative movement for infant/toddlers), Toddler Tumble, Friday night out, ballet, summer activities, and much more.
-Kim Hawn, Executive Director
Family Connections believes all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our vision is to create communities where children have the resources and opportunities to succeed and pursue their dreams. Family Connections provides many resources to support families, children, child care providers and the community.
-Nicole White, MS, RN, CPNP
The Great Falls Clinic offers the finest and most accessible pediatric care in North Central Montana. Our Pediatric Department provides a myriad of services covering everything from checkups and immunizations to behavioral problems, pediatric cardiology, and chronic illnesses. We have two convenient locations, our main campus and Northwest clinic sites.
-Karla Seaman, Director
Opportunities Incorporated Head Start Prenatal to Five provides early, intensive, comprehensive, research based education and intervention services to low-income children ages birth to five, prenatal women, and families.
-Elaine Hundley, Director
Peace Place is a Safe Haven for Special Families. A licensed day care facility, we provide loving, no-cost care to infants and young children who have special needs. Designed to give families a safe place where their children can play and grow in a well-supervised environment, adults in the family get a much-needed break to recharge and be the best parents they can be. Open mornings and occasional evenings. Call 453-1411 for more details.
-Rebecca Richards, Contact
PLUK is a network of 50,000 families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in Montana. We serve as Montana’s Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information and Education Center, and the Family Voices state affiliate. Anyone (family, friends, and professionals) may phone toll free to 800-222-7585, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for free support, information, and referral.
-Diedra Haffner or Shandy Petersen, Contacts
Young Parents Education Center provides pregnant and parenting teens/young adults with individual confidential support, child care during school hours, hands-on parenting education, and prenatal and child development education. We have a state licensed daycare facility located in Paris Education Center but we are separate from Great Falls Public Schools.
-Melanie Lauer or Sandi Hursh, Contacts
Quality Life Concepts is a non-profit corporation that is dedicated to providing free, specialized and individualized services and supports to children birth to 21yrs of age, with special needs and their families within their home and community. We provide autism services to children of all ages. Autism services are an allowable expense for many insurance providers and private pay services are also available. We collaborate with NorthCentral Evaluation and Consultation Services to offer comprehensive evaluations through an evaluation and diagnostic clinic.