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Texas A&M University and University of Oregon Research Project

Principal investigator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., assistant professor of special education at Texas A&M University, is looking for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ages 18-30) with current or prior employment experience to participate in a research study. She is doing a nationwide research study about the meaning of work in people’s lives. This work will be conducted by researchers at the Texas A&M University and the University of Oregon.

The questions will cover a broad range of topics including current and prior employment experiences, work goals and challenges, personal and professional relationships, and views of work. The interviews, which will last 30-90 minutes, can happen in person, on the phone, or over Skype at a time most convenient for the participant.

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Partnering with Women with Disabilities to Develop a Health Information Website

Dr. Rosemary Hughes of the University of Montana’s Rural Institute, and Dr. Margaret Nosek of Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) are principal investigators on a 3-year grant from the NIH National Library of Medicine, “Partnering with Women with Disabilities to Develop a Health Information Website.” The grant award was made to Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Nosek is the contact principal investigator. The project involves a close partnership with a Community Advisory Board, a Medical Advisory Board, and the Texas Medical Center Library, to expand health information on the CROWD website and make it more interactive and accessible for women with disabilities. You can follow the progress on this project and offer comments at

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we want to take this time to highlight one of the many Rural Institute research projects designed to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.quote: The project is very important because sometimes people don't realize pople with disabilities are capable of doing things like this

Project spotlight: Partnering with People with Developmental Disabilities to Address Violence

Project summary

The objective of the project was to partner closely with people with developmental disabilities (DD) to develop accessible measures for people with DD and then use those measures to examine the effect of childhood and adult abuse on physical and psychological health outcomes in people with DD. 

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2019 Community Investment Fund

Applications for the 2019 Community Investment Fund are now being accepted! The Community Investment Fund is made available annually for innovative projects that help people with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities alongside people without disabilities. Any Montana organization, agency, non-profit group, or individual with a creative idea developed by/with people with disabilities to promote community inclusion is eligible to apply. Please note: due to University contracting requirements, successful applicants will be required to have liability insurance and either Workers’ Compensation coverage or a Workers’ Compensation exemption certificate.
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