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Improving life for rural Americans with disabilities

University of Montana Rural Institute

Rural Institute (RI) is committed to creating better lives for rural people with disabilities and their families. With innovative services, training and research, RI strives to improve independence and participation of people with disabilities in everyday activities and all aspects of the community.

 The Rural Institute is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

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MonTECH Welcomes New Program Director, Molly Kimmel

Molly Kimmel

MonTECH continues its forward momentum under the leadership of a new director beginning mid-April. Molly Kimmel is an occupational therapist with a passion for assistive technology (AT) and a creative approach to helping people with disabilities live as independently as possible.  She is amply qualified to advance MonTECH's mission and determine the program's future focus.  

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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

covid 19

There are lots of resources out there to support people with disabilities, their families, and service providers as they navigate COVID-19 and keep themselves safe, healthy, and informed.

Here is a short list of some that you may find useful. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but intended to be a place to start.

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Major Programs within the Rural Institute