The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living. The research and creative scholarship by the faculty from the Rural Institute focuses on community participation and independent living, health and wellness, and employment and vocational rehabilitation. Specifically, scholarship topics include living and working well with a disability; health promotion programs for people with disabilities; Telecom Toolbox, a resource for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors; and the Transportation Voucher program available from the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living.


Submissions from 2015


Community-Based Participatory Research to Adapt Health Measures for Use by People with Developmental Disabilities, Christina Nicolaidis, Dora Raymaker, Marsha R. Katz, Mary Oschwald, Rebecca Goe, Sandra Leotti, Leah Grantham, Eddie Plourde, Janice Salomon, Rosemary Hughes, Laurie E. Powers, and The Partnering with People with Disabilities to Address Violence Consortium

Submissions from 2013


The State of the Science of Health and Wellness for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Lynda Lahti Anderson, Kathy Humphries, Suzanne McDermott, Beth Marks, Jasmina Sisirak, and Sheryl Larson

Submissions from 2011


Self-Esteem in Second Life: An inWorld Group Intervention for Women with Disabilities, Margaret A. Nosek, Susan Robinson Whelen, Rosemary B. Hughes, Erin Porcher, Giselle Davidson, and Thomas M. Nosek

Submissions from 2001


Abuse Assessment Screen–Disability (AAS-D): Measuring Frequency, Type, and Perpetrator of Abuse toward Women with Physical Disabilities, Judith McFarlane, Rosemary B. Hughes, Margaret A. Nosek, Janet Y. Groff, Nancy Swedlend, and Patricia Dolan Mullen