Montana Adaptive Equipment Program

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The Montana Adaptive Equipment Program (MAEP) provides positioning, seating and mobility equipment to Montanans with developmental disabilities. The program services include an equipment recycle program, long and short-term equipment loan and information and assistance related to equipment acquisition.

Program participants must be eligible for services through the Developmental Disabilities Program, Department of Public Health and Human Services. The State of Montana definition of a developmental disability (DD) is: "Developmental disability means a disability that is attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any other neurologically handicapping condition closely related to mental retardation and that requires treatment similar to that required by mentally retarded individuals. A developmental disability is a disability that originated before the individual attained age 18, that has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and that constitutes a substantial handicap of the individual." Evidence of DD disability is required prior to loan of MAEP equipment. (This verification can generally be acquired through the Family Support Specialist working with the client's family.)

MAEP will work directly with primary occupational and physical therapists, case managers, durable medical equipment suppliers, participants and family members around the state to ensure provision of the most appropriate adaptive equipment. To view a list of many of the equipment vendors who provide services to individuals with disabilities within Montana please click on this link.


The MAEP equipment recycle program is located in Missoula but serves the entire state of Montana. MAEP has a wide range of equipment for seating, positioning and mobility that consists of new and used devices that have been purchased or donated to the program. This equipment can be used for evaluation and trial purposes or can be provided to eligible participants when long term loan is appropriate.

For inquiries regarding MAEP services or donations contact the program coordinator at:

maep@ruralinstitute.umt.edu

or call 1-800-732-0323 or 406-243-2841

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