New state disability maps coming soon!
#RuralDisability | June 28, 2019
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities.
Screenshot of the Park Co. and UM Transportation Survey

Project sets out to explore what types of transportation people in rural areas use

The Rural Transportation Options project, which will help build a more complete understanding of how rural people with disabilities use public and other forms of accessible transportation, is getting ready to begin a pilot survey.

“This brief ridership survey will help us: 1) understand how people use public transit in Park County, MT and 2) shape our survey materials and procedures for dissemination nationwide,” said Andrew Myers, RTC:Rural Project Director.  

Screenshot of the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Self-Employment Toolkit homepage

Creating a tribal translation of the VR Self-Employment Guide

Last week, RTC:Rural was in Connecticut for the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) 2019 mid-year conference. RTC:Rural Director Dr. Catherine Ipsen, Research Associate Dr. Meredith Repke, and Knowledge Translation Associate Lauren Smith met with advisor partners and presented the progress to date on the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Self-Employment Toolkit.

The Tribal VR Self-Employment Toolkit is a work in progress and the project team has currently translated two of the eight chapters in the toolkit.

A heart shaped cut out of a map of the US. #MapMonday #EverybodyLovesMaps

New state-level disability maps coming soon!

Starting next week on Monday, July 1, we'll be sharing new state disability maps. We will be gradually rolling out new states over the next few months. 

For each state, we will share county-level maps of general disability rates, as well as: 
  • disability rates among veterans
  • people with disabilities in poverty
  • disability rates by sex
  • disability rates by functional limitations, including vision, hearing, cognitive, mobility, self-care, and independent living difficulty
  • employment, unemployment, and out of labor force rates among people with disabilities

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woman reaching towards orange flowers in a garden.

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.