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Bozeman, MT: SPED PTA president: "1 in 10 Montanans are disabled"

Sept 21, 2018, KBZK, Bozeman, MT: Community dinner puts focus on special education, disabled needs in Bozeman https://kbzk.com/news/local-news/2018/09/21/community-dinner-puts-focus-on-special-education-disabled-needs-in-bozeman/ About 80 people attended a community dinner on disabilities with legislative candidates at Eagle Mount Wednesday evening. The event was organized by The Arc of Montana and Bozeman Special Education Parent Teacher Association. Main topics of conversation were how to reduce the waitlist for those seeking essential services through Medicaid waivers and extending educational opportunities for 18-21-year-olds. President of the Bozeman Special Education PTA, Aly Ball, says 1 in 10 Montanans are disabled. “We’re a huge constituent group and I think they were really glad to hear from us,” said Ball. “I think it opened their eyes too. We definitely heard from some that they didn’t know these things and now they’re going in with information and a place to start from.” More community dinners like this one are being planned for around the state.