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Rural Institute Partners with the YETI Program to Offer Support to Parents

YETI Youth Engagement Through Intervention

The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities is partnering with the YETI (Youth Engagement Through Intervention) Program, which teaches communication skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to support the YETI STEP Program for parents and caregivers of children with ASD. YETI STEP (Youth Engagement Through Intervention—Support Through Education & Planning) offers resources to help families tailor behavioral strategies to their households.

Children with ASD can often benefit from targeted, specific intervention strategies that give them tools to communicate. However, parents and families may not have training and education to understand their children’s diagnoses, treatments, and interventions. To address this, the YETI STEP program helps families increase their knowledge and provides strategies to help their children improve behavior and increase communication. During the 90-minute sessions, families learn behavior management techniques to help their children increase language production. They then work one-on-one with a graduate student clinician to individualize the group lesson.

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Transition Programs for Montana High School Students with Disabilities

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The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities and UM Disability Services for Students Offer Transition Programs for Montana High School Students with Disabilities

Montana high school students with disabilities now have two opportunities to explore and prepare for postsecondary education through the Movin’ On in Montana Summer Program and Club.

The Movin’ On in Montana Summer Program is a chance for high school students to experience college life, learn about disability rights, and connect with academic and community resources.  Students stay in residence halls, eat on campus, attend college lectures, participate in workshops, interact with college students of all abilities and explore Missoula’s recreational activities.  The free program will take place July 9th-12th at the University of Montana.

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All Of Us Webinar

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Join us for a 1 hour webinar Wednesday, February 6th at 10:30 AM. MST on the National Institute for Health All of Us Research Program and precision medicine. This webinar is being supported by the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), in partnership with the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) as AAHD presents on the outreach it is doing to insure people with disabilities are included in this initiative. You’ll also hear what two UCEDDs are doing in their states to reach the disability community. Topics of this webinar include: Precision Medicine, Precision Health, The all of us Research Program inclusion.

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2018 Annual Report

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The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC) is pleased to offer our 2018 Annual Report. We are thankful for the opportunity to reflect on the last year, highlight our diverse projects and share our milestones.

Further, this year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Rural Institute. As Marty Blair, RIIC Executive Director, stated, "Thoughtful reflection on the lessons we have learned with our partners and the good we have done over four decades demonstrates we are at our best when working side-by-side with those who benefit from our efforts."

We look forward to another 40 years of collaboration and partnership!

A note from Eric Dishman, Director of All of Us research

Eric DishmanThis was the year that the All of Us Research Program opened our doors to everyone. So far over 150,000 of you have started to participate in the program, answering our call to improve the future of health! We are pleased to share that 100,000 of you have completed all the first steps. We are well on our way to speeding up health breakthroughs to drive individualized prevention and treatment for all of us. For all that we’ve achieved over the past year, 2019 promises to be just as exciting with our focus on getting and giving information. For highlights from 2018 All of Us research program please watch the following video! Watch Our 2018 Highlights

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