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Promoting Inclusive Communities

Promoting Inclusion, Independence and Integration

Improving the skills, abilities, and quality of life of people with disabilities in rural communities, including their families and those who serve and support them.

INCLUSION

man using wheelchair at outdoor cafeWe develop and evaluate innovative health promotion activities in rural areas. Our goal is to help people with physical or mental limitations learn to “live well and safely” in their own homes and communities.

INDEPENDENCE

man in wheel chair using computerWe teach how assistive technology helps people live more independently at home, school, work, and in the community.

We conduct research to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities in rural areas. Our research and training activities help improve the economic status and independence of people with disabilities.

 

INTEGRATION

Boy toddlers with toysOur Early Childhood programs offer on-going education and training to childcare providers, families, and to teachers of young children with disabilities. We help children and their families achieve greater independence at home and in the community.

We provide Education and Interdisciplinary Training across the human service and education systems in Montana.