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#RuralDisability | July 31, 2018
 
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
 
 
 
 
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RTC:Rural continues five more years at RIIC

RTC:Rural is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million grant from NIDILRR. This grant will allow RTC:Rural to continue 30 years of research and training as part of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana. Dr. Catherine Ipsen will be the principal investigator.

Read more about future RTC:Rural research projects by following the link below:

 
 
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“This is a great forum for us to all talk and learn:” Second Living/Working Well Facilitator Peer-to-Peer Series Call a Success

RTC:Rural’s second Peer-to-Peer Series call for Living Well and Working Well with a Disability Facilitators was held on June 28th, 2018. Twenty-two participants joined the conference call and shared their experiences, challenges, and successes as facilitators. The topic of the second call was program implementation, recruitment, and sustainability.

 
 
 
 
 
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RTC:Rural shares Self-Employment Guide with Tribal VR

Dr. Catherine Ipsen, RTC:Rural Director of Employment Research, and Lauren Smith, Knowledge Translation Associate, recently presented at the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation 2018 Mid-Year conference held in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

In their presentation, “Expanding Counselor and Consumer Capacity in Self-Employment,” Ipsen and Smith highlighted RTC:Rural’s Vocational Rehabilitation Self-Employment Guide. The presentation showcased the online guide, shared interactive materials, and explored strategies for using the website in the counseling process.

 
 
 
 
 
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“Inclusion is important, no matter what.” Graduate Seminar on Rural Disability and Health

In the Spring 2018 semester, RTC:Rural Research Associate Dr. Rayna Sage, who is also an adjunct instructor in the Sociology department at the University of Montana (UM), taught a graduate-level seminar called “Special Topics in Rural Disability and Health.”

The main course objectives were for students to build important writing skills they can take into their academic and professional lives, primarily through learning how to conduct rapid literature reviews.

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