Montana Milestones Part C Early Intervention Program

Montana Milestones/Part C of the IDEA Early Intervention Program is Montana’s comprehensive system of early intervention services and supports for families who have infants or toddlers, from birth through three who have significant developmental delays or disabilities or have been diagnosed with an established condition associated with significant delays in development.

Montana's eligibility criteria:

  • Type I Established Condition diagnosed by a physician or psychologist that is likely to result in a developmental delay or disability; or
  • Type II Measured Delay: Two or more 25% developmental delays in the five developmental domains or one 50% developmental delay in the five developmental domains.

Montana Milestones is funded through an annual federal grant under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and legislatively appropriated State General Fund dollars.

Make a Referral

 If you have questions about a child's development, an evaluation can be accessed at any time to determine whether the child may benefit from the services offered through Montana Milestone. A referral can be made directly by calling the Part C Coordinator at 406 444-5647 or downloading the referral form and submitting to the Part C Coordinator via FAX 406-444-2750.

To obtain information about early intervention, your rights and procedural safeguards, click on the video, “Let’s Chat About Early Intervention.”

Understanding the Procedural Safeguards for Families

Get Involved!

The Montana Family Support Services Advisory Council (FSSAC) serves as Montana’s interagency coordinating council to advise and assist Montana’s Part C Program to plan, develop, and implement Montana’s comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, coordinated program of early intervention and family support services for children, age birth through two, with disabilities and their families.  For more information on the FSSAC, go to the Family Support Services Advisory Council page.


With the passing of House Bill 619,  the Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Office of Public Instruction are seeking qualified members to be appointed to the Language Development Advisory Committee. The committee will be composed of appointed volunteers representing deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and/or families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

As part of the Language Development Advisory Committee, individuals will advise the Department and the Office of Public Instruction on the selection of language developmental milestones for children who are deaf or hard of hearing that are equivalent to milestones for children who are not deaf or hard of hearing, make recommendations on the selection and administration of provider or educator tools or assessments, and advise on content and administration of the existing instruments used to assess the language development of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. In addition, the committee will be asked to make recommendations on parent resources and future research to improve the measurement of the progress of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in language development.

All meetings will be held via video conference at least 4 times per year.

If you are interested in applying for the Language Development Advisory Committee, please complete the application and email to Applications are due by August 25, 2023.  Once applications are reviewed, the committee will be appointed per HB 619.

Language Development Advisory Committee Application July 2023 



Montana Milestones and FES Programs Tele-Practice Guidance

Montana Milestones Provider Map

To find out more about Montana Milestones or the FSSAC, please contact:

Sandy Cade, Early Intervention Supervisor
Early Childhood and Family Support Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
PO Box 4210
1625 11th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-4210
(406) 522-2261
Montana's Parent Training and Information Center
Montana Empowerment Center, Inc.
221 Parkway Drive
Kalispell, MT  59901
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities
7 W 6th Ave STE 507
Helena MT  59601
(406) 443 4332