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.”


Let's Chat about Early Intervention Video - Spanish Version

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.


To find out more about Montana Milestones or the FSSAC, please contact Montana’s Part C Coordinator:

Wendy Studt
111 Sanders Room 305
P O Box 4210
Helena, MT  59604
(406) 444-5647

Early Childhood and Family Support Division (ECFSD)

Early Childhood Services Bureau

Montana Milestones/Part C Early Intervention


Quarterly Family Support Services Advisory Council Meeting
Friday, March 26, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting
For meeting link information, please contact Wendy Studt at or Sandy Cade at


For more information about Montana Milestones, contact:

Sandy Cade, Early Intervention Program Specialist
Early Childhood and Family Support Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
PO Box 4210
1625 11th Ave
Helena, MT 59620-4210
(406) 560-1923

Wendy Studt, Part C Coordinator
Early Childhood and Family Support Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
PO Box 4210
1625 11th Ave
Helena, MT  59620-4210
(406) 444 5647

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
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