The focus of Disability Rights Montana’s work is to protect and advocate for the rights of persons with all types of disabilities in Montana. We devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, productive employment opportunities, as well as continuing to seek prevention of abuse and neglect. We currently have 9 programs.

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Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Client Assistance Program Pamphlet

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a Disability Rights program that helps people with disabilities who have concerns about agencies in Montana that provide vocational rehabilitation or independent living services.

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries with Representative Payees Program (PABRP)

On April 13, 2018 the President signed the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. The law directs state Protection & Advocacy (P&A) system organizations to conduct all periodic on-site reviews along with additional discretionary reviews. In addition, the P&As will conduct educational visits and conduct reviews based on allegations they receive of payee misconduct.

Protection & Advocacy to receive Assistive Technology (PAAT)

The function of this program is so Disability Rights Montana can assist people with disabilities in obtaining assistive technology devices or services.

PAAT is authorized in: 29 U.S.C. ยง 3001 (Public Law 105-394, November 13, 1998) Assistive Technology Act of 1998

Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS)

PABSS DRM Brochure

We provide our services to assist beneficiaries of Social Security to secure or regain gainful employment.

Protection & Advocacy for individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD)

We pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies to protect and advocate for the rights of people with developmental disabilities.

Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI)

Disability Rights Montana protects and advocates for the rights of people with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities that care for or treat people with mental illness. We also serve people with mental illness who reside in the community.

Protection & Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)

This program allows us to serve people with disabilities, regardless the type, to ensure their civil rights are protected.

Protection & Advocacy for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)

The purpose of PATBI is to protect and advocate the rights of persons with traumatic brain injury, in facilities and in the community, to investigate reports of abuse and neglect of persons with traumatic brain injury and maintain and operate a protection and advocacy system in Montana for persons with traumatic brain injury.

Protection & Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA)

This program allows us to ensure people with disabilities have access to voting through voter education, training of voter officials, polling place accessibility surveys, and other activities meant to improve access to voting.