#RuralDisability | March 29, 2019
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
Project E3 cover slide from Ipsen's webinar.

RTC:Rural director shares rural employment research for Project E3 webinar

On February 28, RTC:Rural Director Dr. Catherine Ipsen presented a webinar for Project E3: Educate, Empower, and Employ, the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities. 

Ipsen’s webinar was titled “Strategies for Effective Rural VR Service Delivery.” She discussed barriers to VR service delivery, as well as some strategies to address these barriers.

A heart cut-out of a map, with text #MapMonday and #EverybodyLovesMaps below.

The Return of Map Monday

RTC:Rural is excited to share that we’re relaunching #MapMonday! Every Monday (starting March 25) we’ll share a new map on our social media channels. Follow RTC:Rural on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn so you don’t miss a map!

In the coming weeks, we’ll share maps with overall disability rates, disability rates by difficulty and functional limitation (such as vision, hearing, mobility, and self-care difficulty), veterans, poverty, and employment rates.

NIDILRR: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

NIDILRR Research Review showcases importance of federal data in disability research

On February 22, RTC:Rural Director Dr. Catherine Ipsen participated in NIDILRR’s Administrative Data and Employment Research Review.

“The purpose of the Research Review was to showcase research projects that harness administrative data to improve services for people with disabilities,” Ipsen said. 

WorkingWell with a Disability

Register now for Working Well with a Disability facilitator training

Registration for the April 2019 Working Well with a Disability online facilitator training is now open. The training will take place the week of April 22. Space is limited, so please only register if you know you can attend.

Registration closes on April 15, 2019.

Two young boys and a woman outside on a multipurpose trail. One of the boys is using an adaptive trike.

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.