January 18, 2018

Driving Change, Changing Lives: RIIC FY2017 Annual Report features RTC:Rural research

The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC) at the University of Montana, RTC:Rural’s umbrella  organization, recently released its Annual Report for FY 2017.

Click below to view an accessible PDF of the Annual Report on the Rural Institute website:

Cover of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities FY2017 Annual Report. Driving Change, Changing Lives.

Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities FY 2017: Driving Change, Changing Lives

As a key contributor to the RIIC commitment to conduct quality training and research, RTC:Rural continues a strong history of  addressing the needs of people with disabilities in rural communities. Our researchers, working together with stakeholder partners including people with disabilities, families, and service providers, identify barriers experienced by people with disabilities living in rural communities and conduct research to develop evidence-based solutions to address those issues.

The RIIC is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Services (UCEDDs). These centers help facilitate the sharing of information and research between communities and researchers at universities. Together, UCEDDs work to provide people with disabilities with the services and support they need to participate fully in their communities.

Check out the RIIC Annual Report above to learn more about what RTC:Rural and the RIIC have done this past year to drive change and change lives to benefit people with disabilities in rural America.

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