Functional Access Needs

Functional Access Needs

Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training

  • The mission of the First Responder Disability Awareness Training project is to develop a training curriculum for law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services and 911 operators/dispatchers that provides all first responders with the knowledge necessary to best serve and reponsd to individuals with disabilities.
  • The website contains massive amounts of resources in disability awareness including mobile apps, transportation information, disability identification signs, service animals, ADA, definitions, and etiquette among much more.


  • AWARE Inc., a private, non-profit corporation, provides quality community-based services to adults and children with challenging mental, emotional, and in some cases, physical needs who would otherwise be served in a more restrictive setting…or perhaps would not be served at all.  AWARE is an industry leader when it comes to health and human services.  We take pride in creating and delivering innovative  solutions for the people in our care.  All of our services and businesses focus on each individual’s goals for improvement so that they may live life to the fullest extent possible.  We do this through three main divisions serving people of all ages.  Our Divisions are Residential, Community Care & Treatment, and the Business Network.
  • (800) 432-6145

Quality Life Concepts (QLC)

  • Quality Life Concepts is a private, non-profit agency that is dedicated to providing specialized and individualized services and supports to individuals with developmental needs and their families.  We seek to protect the sanctity of home life, and to promote personal independence and choice to the fullest extent possible.  With Offices in Great Falls, Conrad, Havre, Shelby, and Browning, they are available to help with many of your questions.
  • (800) 761-2680

Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids (PLUK)

  • PLUK is a network of 50,000 families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in Montana.  PLUK is a component of the Part c?Early Intervention resource and referral system.  PLUK serves as Montana’s Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information and Education Center, and the Family Voices state affiliate.  They are available 24/7 for support, information, and referral.  Including early intervention, school, and all systems that serve children and families with special needs.  PLUK will help you to: Know your rights; Advocate for children; Secure appropriate services; Keep children in school; Navigate education, health, mental health systems; Prepare for life after high school; Connect with other parents who understand; Start a parent group; Be a catalyst to improve services for children and families; Access resources and information.
  • (800) 222-7585

Montana DPHHS Services for Montanans with Disabilities

  • For resources throughout the state for all ages of people with disabilities visits the below website.  It contains links for Adult Services, Home and Community Based Services, Montana Relay, Lifespan Respite, ADA, Blind and Low Vision Services, Children’s Mental Health and many more.