Movin'On in Montana

Nine students posing and viewing the Missoula Valley from The M.

Transition seminar for high school students with disabilities

The 2019 Program was held July 9-12, 2019 at the University of Montana in Missoula. 

What is Movin' On in Montana?  

  • It's a free summer program! 
  • Stay on campus for 3 nights in a residence hall and eat in a dining hall. 
  • Take campus tours. 
  • Attend a college lecture and class. 
  • Learn about resources for students. 
  • Practice self-advocacy and communication skills. 
  • Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a college student with a disability. 
  • Participate in fun recreation and community activities. 
  • Career exploration. 
  • Learn about 2-year and 4-year college options in Montana. 
  • Talk to current college students. 

Movin’ on in Montana Club

Movin’ On in Montana Club is a new project working in collaboration with the summer program to create more opportunities for students with disabilities to explore post-secondary education. The club runs from January 2019 to August 2019. Eligible students may participate in both the club and the summer program.

What will students do in the Movin’ On in Montana Club?
  • Get to know current University of Montana student mentors
  • Monthly club meetings/activities through face-to-face seminars, video conferencing and a closed social media account
  • Help plan club and summer program activities
  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills
  • Connect with students across Montana

Are you eligible?

Student must be
  • Montana high school sophomores or juniors
  • Graduating seniors with written commitment to attend a post-secondary school in Fall 2019
  • Have a disability, IEP or 504 Plan 

How to apply - Summer Program & Club

Apply online.

Who organizes Movin' On in Montana

Movin’ On in Montana: Missoula is a collaboration between the University of Montana’s Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, UM Disability Services for Students, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, with financial support from the Headwaters Foundation.

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Rural Institute Inclusive Communities
Phone: 406-243-5467
Rural Institute Contact
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