University of Montana Rural Institute

MonTECH – Assistive Technology Tools and Services

    MonTECH Luncheon

    If you have ever wondered what we do at MonTECH, come and join us for a FREE lunch and conversation about the assistive technology needs in western Montana.

    Monday, October 17th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Salvation Army on South Russell Street

    This lunch session will include a brief introduction to assistive technology and MonTECH. The time promises to be dynamic, interactive, and provide an opportunity to talk with other service providers, educators, and consumers of assistive technology. MonTECH wants to hear about your challenges, needs, and how we all can work together to address these needs.

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    Open Lab

    Have questions about Assistive Technology? Want to learn about new pieces of equipment? Join our regional collaboration with Wyoming Open Lab. We will be piloting our first Open Lab on Wednesday, September 28th. Open Lab is a  weekly chance to ask questions and learn about Assistive Technology by coming to our demonstration lab in person or virtually.

    When: Scheduled Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Where: MonTECH demonstration room in 52 Corbin Hall

    Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. By visiting Open Lab, you can learn about and have hands-on experiences with the AT. We welcome AT users, students, instructors, community members, or anyone who wants to learn more about AT and MonTECH resources!

    Open Lab is online!

    Cannot attend in person? Join any scheduled Open Lab via Zoom distance technology from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android using this Zoom link: Code 547 279 238.

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Programs and Support:

Montana Adaptive Equipment Program

MAEP provides positioning, seating, mobility, recreation and some ADL equipment to Montanans with qualifying developmental disabilities. This grant-funded program may be able to loan adaptive equipment (AE) to children, teens and adults who have a qualifying developmental disability (see eligibility form) and are unable to acquire the AE by other means or need to trial equipment prior to purchase. Our clinical coordinator is available to assist families, therapists, and family support specialists in selecting the best equipment to meet each person’s specific needs.

Montana Assistive Technology Program

MATP provides AT information and services in education, employment, community living, and telecommunications. The mission is to enhance the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities through consumer responsiveness as defined in the AT act.

Other Programs and Projects 

MonTECH oversees various assistive technology (AT) programs and is continually seeking to expand the AT services and supports available to Montanans. Click here to view other projects and programs offered through MonTECH.