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#RuralDisability | September 30, 2020
 
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities.
 
 
 
 
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RTC gears up for the 26th APRIL conference

This year the 26th annual Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) conference is October 12-16. We are proud to be part of this year’s conference to continue our work alongside APRIL and the Centers for Independent Living it represents.

We will have three presentations at the conference, a virtual vendors table, and a special conference page on our website. There you will find links to our presentations, a video message from RTC:Rural Director Catherine Ipsen, and links to fact sheets, maps, toolkits, and other useful information.

 
 
 
 
 
Rural PAS worker recruitment flyer. Text description in blog post.

Rural personal assistance services providers: We want to ‘see’ your story!

Now recruiting rural PAS workers nationwide! 

PAS workers are critical to the well-being of people with disabilities. Right now there are serious shortages of personal assistance workers in rural communities. Understanding PAS workers’ experiences is important in improving our understanding of how to support the important work they do.

 
 
 
 
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University of Montana Rural Institute. RTC:Rural (Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities)

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 number 90RTCP0002 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.