Technical Assistance

RTC: Rural provides technical assistance to disability stakeholders, including researchers, organizations, service providers, and rural people with disabilities and their families. We use our expertise to address rural problems with evidence-based solutions and best practice recommendations. We can be contacted for technical assistance by telephone, email, teleconference, and in-person to provide:

  • Information to a stakeholder’s specific question or problem, which may include access to data and/or helpful resources.
  • Targeted presentations on evidence-based practices or recommendations.
  • Dissemination of and/or access to RTC: Rural publications.

Contact RTC: Rural for technical assistance:

The University of Montana
Rural Institute
Research and Training Center on Disabilities in Rural Communities
Room 52, Corbin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-5467
(800) 732-0323 Voice/TTY

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.