Emerging Leaders Wanted!

Emerging Leader Showcase Call for Nominations

The Montana Transition Project is looking for examples of young people, age 18-30, in Montana who have a developmental disability according to the Montana definition and have creatively organized their supports to:

  • Live in the community (on their own or with family or friends) and/or
  • Work in the community (including owning their own business) and/or
  • Access inclusive education (high school, college, trade school, community classes) and/or
  • Participate in recreation and leisure activities that are inclusive (that is, alongside people without disabilities)

The Montana Transition Project wants examples of support systems that have been creatively organized around the person, individualized to their interests and needs. These supports can be organized and managed by a funded adult agency or family and friends. They are also looking for examples of creative funding such as blended services and natural supports, use of Social Security Administration work incentives, privately funded services or traded or bartered supports.

Selected leaders will have their stories featured on the Montana Transition Listserv and in the annual Emerging Leader Showcase. They will also receive a monetary stipend for their time.

To nominate yourself or someone you know as an Emerging Leader, visit the Rural Institute Transition Projects Web Site for a brief nomination form and a consent form.

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