Involving stakeholders and a resource for online job tools
 
#RuralDisability | February 28, 2019
 
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
 
 
 
 
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Healthy Community Living featured in KTDRR Casebook

One way to make sure research leads to a useful and relevant product is to include stakeholders throughout the entire process. The Healthy Community Living (HCL) team details one method in “Cocreating With Stakeholders Through Participatory Curriculum Development,” an entry in the 6th KT Casebook.

The KT Casebook is a feature on The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research's website that highlights the KT activities of NIDILRR grantees.

 
 
 
 
 
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Telecom Toolbox helps VR support rural consumers

In working to find solutions that help increase employment for people with disabilities in rural areas, RTC:Rural research has found that telecommunication strategies could be useful for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies to help more consumers successfully reach their employment goals. 

RTC:Rural developed the Telecom Toolbox website as a resource for both service providers and consumers. We recently revised and updated the content on the website to make sure it is relevant and useful for VR counselors and people with disabilities.

 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Catherine Ipsen

RTC:Rural Director shares importance of federal data to rural research

RTC:Rural Director Dr. Catherine Ipsen recently traveled to Washington D.C. to present as part of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research’s Administrative Data and Employment Research Review. She was invited to share how RTC:Rural has and continues to use federal data to inform research direction, identify gaps in knowledge, and to create solutions that are relevant to people with disabilities in rural communities.

 
 
 
 
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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 numbers 90RT50250100 and 90RTCP0002-01-00 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.