New publications, fellowship awarded, and VR resources
#RuralDisability | June 5, 2017
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Register Now: State of the Science Webinar on Effective Rural Vocational Rehabilitation Job Development - June 22

RTC:Rural’s 2017 State of the Science webinar is targeted to State Vocational Rehabilitation staff and administrators, researchers and job development providers and will help participants understand which job development models may facilitate better outcomes. The event will feature a review of current research from the RTC:Rural, followed by reactions and perspectives from a panel of experts that includes VR directors, field staff and researchers. The webinar is free, however registration is required. Click the link below to learn more about the speakers, presentations, and to register.


RTC:Rural Research Associate awarded prestigious research and policy fellowship

Dr. Jennifer Wong, RTC:Rural Research Associate, has been awarded a Training Fellowship in Rehabilitation Policy Research with the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Healthy Aging & Physical Disability at the University of Washington (UW). The two-year fellowship consists of a year of rehabilitation research at UW, followed by a year of policy research in Washington, D.C.  Wong will join one other postdoctoral researcher to make up the fellowship’s second cohort.


RTC:Rural and University of Kansas disability researchers contribute to special journal issue

A new special issue of the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community explores various aspects of the topic of independent living. Dr. Craig Ravesloot, Director of RTC:Rural and two researchers at the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) contributed to the thematic issue, “People with Disabilities and Community Participation.” The five studies included in this issue focus on improving the lives of people with existing disabilities and those who are aging into disability.


Showcasing RTC:Rural employment and VR research products

RTC:Rural‘s long running Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation research project explores solutions to assist rural rehabilitation service providers in helping people with disabilities achieve and maintain employment. Over the last six months we have produced several new tools to help vocational rehabilitation professionals provide their best services. Click the button below to explore each product.


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. H133B130028 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.