The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural) conducts research on disability as part of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana.
RTC: Rural is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.
Read our 2-page Executive Summary: RTC:Rural- Research that Leads to Solutions for Rural Americans with Disabilities (PDF)
Read our 10-page Research Summary: RTC:Rural Research Summary_2017 (PDF)
As a NIDILRR-funded program, the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities strives to ensure people with disabilities participate in all stages of the development and implementation of research projects. Our goal is to make sure research results and products are useful and relevant to people with disabilities, their families and service providers.
This short list of resources and information is not comprehensive, just a sampling of what is available.
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RTC:Rural is planning a website redesign, and we want your input!
We’re working with a team of students from the Business School at the University of Montana to redesign our website.
As part of that process, we’re reaching out to gather input from our community of fellow researchers, service providers, and people with disabilities.
It’s important to us that our new website is engaging, usable, and relevant.
By sharing your input, you are supporting student learning and providing valuable information that we will use to improve and redesign the RTC:Rural website.Continue reading about Input needed- take the RTC:Rural website redesign survey