Group of kids having fun together

What's Happening?

MSDB/Lions Clubs of Montana Low Vision Reader Project is in full swing!


Please enjoy the presentation above highlighting the needs for low vision technology facing Montana’s low vision children. If you have trouble viewing the presentation please click on this link: Low Vision Presentation


Gym Day - Missoula

What: Kids get 55 minutes of floor time with coaching instruction and then open gym time (including obstacle courses, trampolines, tumble tracks, and foam pits) and Pizza on the Party Patio.

Who: This event free for families who are members of Montana Hands & Voices.

Where: Mismo Gymnastics, 1900 W Broadway, Missoula, MT

When: January 19, 2018

Time: 4:45pm - 6:15pm

Event Flyer (PDF format)


North West Association for the Blind Logo.

Paralympic Experience Billings

Why: To give youth ages K-12 who are blind or visually impaired an opportunity to learn basic fundamentals in Goalball, 5-aside Soccer, and Paralympic Combine.

Who: Open to ages K-12 grade who are blind or visually impaired. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and other family members will also be welcome. Parents or Teachers are required to supervise students throughout the entire event.

Where: Skyview High School, 1775 High Sierra Blvd

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm Check-in. 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Registration Application and Information (PDF Format)


Gym Day - Kalispell

What: Join us for 90 minutes of gym fun with snacks afterwards. Coaching instruction and supervised open gym time. Running, jumping, climbing, bars, beams, ob-stacle course, and more. While kids are playing, parents can socialize and learn more about Montana Hands & Voices. Meet other parents and kids in your area.

Who: This event free for families who are members of Montana Hands & Voices.

Where: Flathead Gymnastic Academy, 153 7th Avenue W North, Kalispell, MT

When: February 16, 2019

Time: 2pm - 3:30pm

Event Flyer (PDF format)


Get Your MSDB 125th Anniversary T-Shirts!

T-Shirt Order Form (PDF format)

T-Shirt Order Form (Word format)


Hands & Voices: Start-up Efforts in Montana

Hands & Voices is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing impaired and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.

Hands & Voices Information (PDF)


Sign Blast

Due to unexpected circumstances, the summer “sign blast” videos are not ready to upload on to YouTube. In the meantime, please feel free to access the following links for short sign language lessons:

Fingerspelling Rules in ASL

Near/Far (how to sign things that are near or far)

Pronouns – Personal vs. Possessive in ASL

Materials in ASL

Past tense (how to sign things that happened in the past)

Future tense (how to sign things that will happen in the future)

Height (how to describe how tall something is)

Body types (how to describe someone’s shape)

Using the Agent Marker (“person” sign) in ASL (how to sign a person’s job)


MSDB Graduates

A goal at MSDB is to continually improve our student's educational opportunities. The annual Graduate Survey is an important part of that process. It tells us how well we prepared you for college, a job, and for living independently. The information helps us make changes that better meet the needs of our students. Your privacy is important to us, and your answers can remain anonymous.

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For more information, or if you need an alternate way to complete your survey, please call 1-800-882-MSDB


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