University of Montana Rural Institute

MonTECH – Assistive Technology Tools and Services

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    A pALS Take on “Gleason”

    By Scott Thomas

    A picture of Scott Thomas and Steve Gleason.

    Steve Gleason (left) with Scott Thomas (right).

    *pALS = Person with ALS.

    At the end of July, I was fortunate enough to attend the Spokane, WA premiere of the film “Gleason”. The film centers around former NFL football star turned assistive technology guru, Steve Gleason. “Gleason” chronicles Steve and his families lives since he was diagnosed with ALS five years ago. If you weren’t lucky enough to view it in theaters, it is now available on DVD, at iTunes and at Amazon.

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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.