University of Montana Rural Institute
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Service providers, schools, parks departments, public health agencies and other organizations make decisions and policies that profoundly affect the health, employment, income and well-being of people with disabilities. This capacity carries the obligation to involve the people most affected by including individuals with disabilities in the decision-making process. This Practice Guideline offers suggestions on how to involve people with disabilities as active members and advisors of your group. Many of these suggestions may be helpful to all participants, including those without disabilities.
community participation and independent living, leadership, rural, disability
© RTC: Rural, 2004.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This research is supported by grant #U59/CCU821224-01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Brennan, Lisa; Traci, Meg; Spas, Diana; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Involving People with Disabilities as Members of Advisory Groups" (2006). Independent Living and Community Participation. 20.