Unable to attend the Living Well with a Disability Program Intro webinar we hosted on August 24, or want to review the information covered? Then you’re in luck—the video recordings are now available to view online.
 
#RuralDisability | September 21, 2017
 
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Living Well Intro Webinar recordings now available

Unable to attend the Living Well with a Disability Program Intro webinar we hosted on August 24, or want to review the information covered? Then you’re in luck—the video recordings are now available to view online. There are two recordings from the webinar. The first features an introduction to the Living Well with a Disability (LWD) program. The second recording features three guest speakers who describe implementing LWD at their CILs. The speakers share their insights and experiences of using the LWD program with their organizations, and answer questions from webinar participants about their variations on implementing the program.

 
 
 
 
 
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Resources for inclusive emergency prep and response

Current natural disasters, including the wildfires burning across the Western United States and the hurricanes that have impacted the Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard, require us to look at the best practices and resources available to support all people, including those with disabilities, in preparing for and dealing with emergencies. In rural America, where it can be challenging to access resources on a good day due to geography, transportation, or scarcity, inclusive preparation and response is especially important. This article includes a couple resources that RTC:Rural and our partners recommend that can help people with disabilities plan for and recover from emergencies and other natural disasters: The MTDH Emergency Preparedness Toolkit and the FTA Emergency Relief Program.

 
 
 
 
 
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#MapMonday continues!

Our popular series featuring maps of disability across America continues to release a new map on our social media channels every Monday. This week, in honor of International Week of the Deaf (September 18-24, 2017), we shared our map of Hearing Difficulty Across America. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a new topic every week!

 
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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. 90RT50250100 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.