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#RuralDisability | May 31, 2019
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities.
Rayna Sage at the rodeo in Ronan, Montana.

How Rural Culture, Inclusion, and Community Events Impact People with Disabilities

Dr. Rayna Sage, RTC:Rural Project Director, and Erin Flores, a sociology undergraduate researcher at the University of Montana, recently co-authored a book chapter on the accessibility of rural community events. The chapter, titled “Disability and rural events: The cultural reproduction of inclusion and exclusion” is in Marginalisation and Events.

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Nelson Weaver holds his award and stands next to Catherine Ipsen.

UM undergrad wins Best Presentation Award for research on loneliness and aging

Over the past semester, RTC:Rural Director Dr. Catherine Ipsen worked with University of Montana undergraduate Nelson Weaver on his senior capstone project about the effects of loneliness on the aging population. Weaver’s poster presentation won a best presentation award at UM’s Conference of Undergraduate Research. 

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

Have you been following #MapMonday?

“Maps are a tool that we can use to help us better understand our world,” says Project Director Lillie Greiman. “Maps help expand our understanding of our communities and our world by both revealing patterns and trends across space as well as prompting questions about why these patterns exist and what can be done to change them."

Recently, we've shared maps of disability rates among veterans, and maps of rates of mobility difficulty, Independent Living difficulty, and self-care difficulty

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close up picture of grass with yellow and purple flowers.

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.