The Montana Association of School Psychologists Welcomes You!
I hope your year is off to a GREAT start! Speaking of greatness….nominate a great school psychologist for the MASP School Psychologist of the Year. All nominations must be submitted by the end of September to:
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Wilsall, MT 59086
Registration is Now Live for MASP 2019 Fall Conference:
Paper registration is available HERE
New Criteria for Autism, Developmental Delay, and Visual Impairment
August 26, 2019
Greetings. I hope you all have had a chance to enjoy some time away this summer. We have been working to finalize the proposed rule changes for the criteria for Developmental Delay, Autism, and Visual Impairment; and the Allowable Costs for Instructional Services rules. The Notice of Amendment was published Friday, August 23, 2018, on page 1371 of the Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 16: https://sosmt.gov/download/257/2019/39544/issue-16-current.pdf. The following amended regulations are now effective, the regulations were amended as follows:
10.16.3010 CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF A CHILD AGED THREE THROUGH EIGHT HAVING A DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY; 10.16.3022 CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT AS HAVING VISUAL IMPAIRMENT; and 10.16.3806 SPECIAL EDUCATION ALLOWABLE COSTS–INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES will be amended as originally proposed on page 165 of the 2019 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 3: https://sosmt.gov/download/257/2019/37981/issue-3.pdf
10.16.3011 CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT AS HAVING AUTISM will be amended as proposed in the Notice of Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Amendment, see page 790 of the 2019 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 12: https://sosmt.gov/download/257/2019/39326/issue-12-20.pdf
The updated criteria checklists are available in AIM, and on the OPI website at: http://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/Special%20Education/Forms/CriteriaChecklists2019.pdf?ver=2019-08-26-083605-187
I have also included in this message a FAQ document regarding the Autism criteria.
If you have any questions please give us a call.
For Questions, Please Contact:
Frank Podobnik, State Special Education Director, 406-444-4428
Looking for a new adventure for the 2019-2020 school year?
Be sure to check out the Job Openings for School Psychologist positions across the state of Montana
Congratulations to the MASP School Psychologist of the Year: Monica Martin!
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MASP Secretary, Kristine Schoen, recently had the opportunity to discuss School Psychology in Montana on the School Psyched Podcast.
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