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Transportation Voucher Model

man in wheelchair using car lift The transportation voucher model works to address transportation barriers in rural communities, a significant problems for people with disabilities.  Many rural communities lack the resources to provide accessible and safe transportation so that people with disabilities can fully participate in community life.  Researchers at RTC: Rural studied this problem and developed one potential solution that helps individual consumers meet their transportation needs through the use of transportation vouchers.

You can read more about the transportation voucher model by visiting the RTC: Rural website.

RTC: Rural - Early Exit from VR Services

business man in wheelchair pushing button to open doorPeople with disabilities have an unemployment rate more than twice that of people without disabilities.  The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment but over half of VR consumers leave services early. In 2013, researchers at the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural) conducted a research project on early exit from VR services.  Reasons for early exit from VR services vary but include issues such as inaccurate contact information, disconnected phone or relocation.  However, some VR consumers cite dissatisfaction with services as their primary reason for discontinuing.  The researchers who developed this study wanted to learn more about why consumers were not satisfied with VR services and offer insight on these findings to VR counselors with the goal of reducing early exit from the system.

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Evidence Based Practices for Autism: A Practical Approach for Pre-Service Professionals

autism summer 2015 UM classSummer 2015 Class Application

CSD 491 – 80M, CRN 51149, Instructor approval required

This 3 credit blended online course with a practical lab is the first comprehensive evidenced based practices course for autism in the state. EBP for Autism will allow pre-service professionals to develop EBP strategies to effectively support their clients. This course promises to provide future interventionists with the tools necessary to implement the specialized interventions required for people with autism.

Preventable Deaths in Montana: Unintentional Injury Deaths by County

preventable deaths injury thUnintentional injury is the leading cause of death among people aged 1-44 years and the rate has been steadily increasing in Montana since 1994. Of deaths due to unintentional injury in Montana, the majority are related to motor vehicle crashes, falls, and poisonings. The Montana Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) has chosen to focus on these priority areas. This report describes the rate of premature death due to unintentional injury at the county level. Comparing these rates across the state allows communities to identify potentially preventable deaths in their area and take steps to reduce the burden of unintentional injury for their population.

Download the Preventable Deaths in Montana: Unintentional Injury Deaths by County PDF

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