Marty Blair, Executive Director of the Rural Institute, recently traveled to Kenya through the Americans with Disabilities Act International Fellowship Program to help implement early intervention to young children with multisensory impairments. Please feel free to review a this presentation (PDF) on his time in Kenya or click on the ADA Fellowship link for more information.
Parents, is your baby’s or young child’s development on track for his or her age? Try CDC’s new FREE Milestone Tracker app to find out! Tracking, supporting, and celebrating your young child’s development, from ages 2 months to 5 years, just got a whole lot easier and much more fun!
Public Health Workforce Competencies
Dr. Adriane Griffen from the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) talks about how public health can improve the health, employment and participation of Montanans with disabilities.
This webinar covered the Including People with Disabilities - Public Health Workforce Competencies, designed to increase the capacity of public health providers to include people with disabilities in their public health plans and efforts. The competencies provide foundational knowledge around the relationship between disability and public health programs and outcomes. Visit http://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=830 for more Information on the AUCD Public Health Workforce Competencies for Including People with Disabilities.
Movin' On in Montana is a transition seminar for high school students with disabilities who are considering college. It is hosted at the University of Montana by the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities. Forty-eight Montana high school students have participated since 2015.
#MapMonday today features American women with disabilities! These numbers are based on women’s responses to the US Census Bureau American Community Survey. Read more about the survey questions that determine the disability rates you see in the map.
Disability among females tends to be higher (19.03-35.62%) in Appalachia, particularly along the KY-WV border, as well as pockets in the South, and Puerto Rico. Disability among females tends to be less common (3.8-19.02%) in AK, southern CA, and regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Rates range from 3.8%-35.62%. Map by RTC: Rural, July 2017.
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