Montana UCEDD RTC:Rural Shares Rural Disability and Solution-Focused Research

March 5, 2018

The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) at the University of Montana has produced two research summaries that provide an overview of their community-based research. Both documents can be downloaded as accessible PDFs here: Rural Disability and Solution-Focused Research.

The two-page Executive Summary provides an abbreviated overview of some of RTC:Rural's current research findings, as well as some of the products, tools, and solutions that have been developed in response to those findings and the needs of people with disabilities in rural communities.

The 10-page Research Summary provides a detailed overview of RTC:Rural's current research findings in the domains of health (including the rural disability penalty, transitory and enduring disability, and rural healthcare access), rural community living (including transportation, community participation, home usability, and self-advocacy), geography (including access to Centers for Independent Living), and employment & vocational rehabilitation.