Products & Training

Living and Working Well with a Disability


LivingWell-72dpi-rgbLiving Well with a Disability is a peer-led health promotion workshop that focuses on improved quality of life through the development of a healthy lifestyle.


WorkingWell-72dpi-rgbWorking Well with a Disability builds on the content of Living Well with a focus on creating a balanced lifestyle that supports employment.



Self-Employment Online Curriculum

rtc_headerThis curriculum was developed as an integral part of a self-employment training program for vocational rehabilitation counselors, counselors working in Section 121 programs, and students pursuing a degree in vocational rehabilitation.


Telecom Toolbox

toolbox-h50Telecom Toolbox is a resource for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors to help build their capacity to use online communication methods while providing services to consumers.



Many of RTC: Rural’s resources and publications are available online and can be downloaded and printed at no charge through our searchable database UMScholarWorks. If you or your organization would like to order high-quality printed copies of facts sheets, research reports or other publications, please send an email to and state which publications you want, the number of copies and the date by which you need them.  We’ll send a confirmation email with a cost estimate for your approval before the order is initiated.

Quick Links: Knowledge Translation

Rural Adviser

  • Rural Advisor Program
    RTC: Rural Advisors provide recommendations, contribute to research and development activities, and help shape the RTC agenda for developing solutions to issues experienced by people living with disabilities in rural America.
  • Research

    • Research Participation
      Research Participants are rural community members who wish to serve an essential role in advancing rural disability research by participating in RTC: Rural studies.

    State of
    the Science

    • State of the Science
      RTC:Rural conducts a state-of-the-science conference to engage experts, scientists, and disability stakeholders to discuss the status of rural disability and rehabilitation and the future of research and practice and to advance the science of disability in small town and rural environments.

    Products & Training

    • Products & Training
      RTC: Rural has established programs, products, trainings, and resources to support national efforts to improve the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently in rural America.


    • Technical Assistance
      RTC: Rural’s Knowledge Translation and Resource Center provides technical assistance for implementing, developing, and maintaining evidence-based practices to improve the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently in rural America. Contact us with inquiries about our research and programs.