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.
Curious about what goes into creating a program like Healthy Community Living? What actually happens when you get people from across the country working together to create workshops that will help people with disabilities set and reach personal goals, live healthy lives, and learn skills that support living independently?
Just ask the Healthy Community Living (HCL) team!
The HCL program recently released three videos that give a glimpse of the thousands of hours of dedicated work that have gone into it so far. The videos feature RTC:Rural staff, Mary Olson-Willard from the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, University of Montana students, and staff from the University of Montana’s School of Extended and Lifelong Learning. Check them out below!Continue reading about Healthy Community Living Program Releases Video Series Showcasing Development
Fall is just around the corner. That means back to school, changing leaves, pumpkin spice-flavored everything and… Working Well with a Disability Facilitator Training!
Registration for the September 2018 Working Well with a Disability online facilitator training is now open. The training will take place the week of September 17th.
Space is limited, so please only register if you know you can attend. Registration closes on September 10th, 2018.
Working Well with a Disability Facilitator Training Details
Training dates: September 17th – 21st. Training includes online self-study and discussion participation and a live webinar on September 21st.
Total time required: 8-10 hours (estimate) over 5 business days, in addition to time to read the Working Well manual.
Cost: $130 per person. Cost includes a manual in your preferred format.
Registration deadline: September 10th
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