Rural Institute (MT UCEDD) Researchers present update to Interagency Committee on Disability Statistics
May 21, 2014
The University of Montana Rural Institute on Disabiities has been invited to present an update on their recent research activities to a subcommittee of the Federal Interagency Committee on Disability Statistics on May 7, 2014. Lillie Greiman, M.A., and Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D., will present "Using National Data to Describe the Context of Rural Disability and Inform Policy and Practice."
According to Greiman, "It's a great opportunity to highlight our research and bring attention to disability issues in rural America, which don't often get the attention they deserve."
Greiman will present metro, micro, and non-core disability data from the American Community Survey (ACS). This information is also contained in a new RTC:Rural publication that Greiman co-authored entitled: Map Facts: Disability in Rural America (http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/_rtcBlog/wp-content/uploads/MapFacts.pdf ).
Ipsen will discuss rural and urban differences in vocational rehabilitation caseloads and delivery practices. This information is also contained in a new RTC:Rural publication that Ipsen co-authored entitled: Rural and Urban Differences in VR Caseloads and Delivery Practices (http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/_rtcBlog/wp-content/uploads/StateData.pdf).