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AMCHP meeting in DC

Marty Blair at the AMCHP meeting

The AMCHP meeting in DC last week was outstanding. Marty Blair, Director of the Rural Institute, attended the meeting and met some wonderful new people and connected with several Montana colleagues. Tarra Thomas, chair of the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities was there and he had an opportunity to visit with AUCD staff, Ben and Shannon. He also had lunch with several Montana Title 5 staff. There was certainly no shortage of good ideas and talked about future collaborations.

 

RTC: Rural at the Association of American Geographers Conference

Lillie Andrew Association of American Geographers ConferenceAndrew Myers and Lillie Greiman were at a conference the last week of March and presented a couple posters on some of the research we have been working on (funded through the RTC: Rural and the RTC on Community Living in Kansas). The conference was the Association of American Geographers Conference in San Francisco and our posters were titled: The Geography of Home for People with Disabilities & Person-Environment Fit in Rural Communities: Toward and Ecology of Disability

You can learn about the Geography of Home Research at https://www.facebook.com/RTCILKansas/

Marty Blair presents at the State Policy Summit

Marty Blair presents at ASERTThe director of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, Marty Blair, presented on the March 22 panel with Cecilia Feely at the inaugural State Policy Summit: Innovations in Adult Programming, sponsored by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, & Training Collaborative (ASERT) in Philadelphia, PA.

The primary goal of the summit is to gather experts from across the United States to share successes in establishing, maintaining and evolving programs, policies, service philosophies and models within systems for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID), other developmental disabilities (DD), and mental health diagnoses (MH).

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