In July 2009, the Disability Services Division (DSD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) was restructured under the Medicaid and Health Services Branch of DPHHS. In January 2010, the name was changed to Developmental Services Division.
The Montana Disability Services Division joined the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) in 2011, since then it has worked to address concerns reflected in the State Strategic Employment Assessment. Building a focused state workplan through key stakeholder input is reflective of the Division’s strong interest in improving employment statewide, across both urban and rural settings.
The Division continues to engage self-advocates and families in planning efforts. This is helping to create strong external pressures and demands for increasing integrated employment opportunities and the expectation of work, regardless of disability.
State Policies & Initiatives:
- Department of Mental Health
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Department of Workforce Development
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 01/01/2010