The RIIC provides services, training, and research that supports the independence, inclusion, and participation of people with disabilities.
- Our community services include assistive technology demonstration and equipment loan to enable independence at home, school, work, and in the community.
- Training includes Living Well with a Disability, a health promotion program that helps participants reach quality of life goals through healthy lifestyles.
- Research areas include rural transportation and employment options to support economic independence. The 40+ RIIC projects focus on employment, independent and healthy living, education, accessible housing, and transportation to enable rural Americans to be fully included in their communities.
The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living.
Featured Program - Wheels Across Montana (WAM)
Funded by a Quality of Life High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Cycling is a great way to have fun with your family and/or community while enjoying greater physical activity and health. With funding from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Montanans living with disabilities are now able to test drive and borrow adaptive bikes and trikes at four locations including, Fort Peck Tribes, Billings, Dillon and Missoula. The adaptive trikes and bikes can accommodate all ages and most abilities but if you need help deciding which one works best for you or your family member, a WAM staff member is glad to assist you.
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