New maps show people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Florence
#RuralDisability | September 28, 2018
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RTC:Rural will travel to Denver for APRIL conference

RTC:Rural heads to Denver, CO October 5-8 for the annual Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) conference. The theme is “Roots of Change Grow a Mile High.”

As well as sharing information and resources at vendor tables, RTC:Rural staff will meet with national partners, share research updates, and gather input that will help shape future research projects. We have a long-standing partnership with APRIL, and are looking forward to continue to work together to support people with disabilities so they can participate in their rural communities.

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Disability rates in the path of Hurricane Florence

Understanding the needs of the community is imperative in order to effectively plan for natural disaster emergency response. People with disabilities are one of many vulnerable groups especially at risk during natural disasters. RTC:Rural Project Director Lillie Greiman put together two maps that show the number of people with disabilities and the disability rates by county in the path of Hurricane Florence.Follow the link below to view both maps and links to other information about inclusive emergency resources and vulnerable populations.

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Living and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators: Register today for Peer-to-Peer Call #3!

Mark your calendars— the third Peer-to-Peer Series conference call for Living and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators is scheduled for October 25, 2018. The call topic is Challenges and Successes for Rural Participants. These calls are free and open to any Living and Working Well facilitators, though registration is preferred.


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) Grant No. 90RT5025 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.