Martin Blair

The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
University of Montana
Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812-7056
Phone: 406-243-4779
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: December 09, 2021

Martin Blair

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Disability Policy

Special Education

Post-secondary Transition

Program Evaluation

State Systems Policy
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: ACL Vaccine support

Moving On in Montana

UM Human and Family Development Program

Rocky Mountain ADA Technical Assistance Partnership

OPI Agency Capacity Assessment for MTSS Implementation

Montana Transition Planning Partnership: Community-based Post-secondary Transition

Early Childhood Intervention Framework for All: A status review of inter-agency early childhood services in Kenya
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Disability Studies
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Assistive Technology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: disability policy, assistive technology, special education, transition, health disparities, education policy
Education: personnel preparation, disability studies, transition
Service: assistive technology, autism


Marty began his professional career as a paraprofessional in a high school classroom for students with severe behavior disorders. He went on to teach special education at the middle school level, followed by several years as a project/program director at the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) at Utah State University. Following his stint as the first AUCD Disability Leadership and Policy Fellow in 2001, he returned to the Utah CPD as the Assistant Director for Policy and Development. In 2008, he took the dual position of Associate Director of the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC) and the Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE). In 2012 he participated in the first class of the UCEDD Leadership Institute and a year later accepted the position of Executive Director of the University of Montana Rural Institute.