As leaders in rural disability research, we collaborate with disability community members across the country to shape our research agenda and ensure that our evidence-based solutions fit their rural contexts. Together, we work to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage and thrive in rural life.

Our work spreads across several Focus Areas:

  • Community Living
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Research Methods
  • Large Data Set Analyses
  • Maps

In each Focus Area, you can find links to our research findings and products, including journal articles, fact sheets, toolkits, infographics, websites, and more.



 RTC:Rural. Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

Rural Disability Resource Library

RTC:Rural Spotlight

The Rural Resource Library is a database of resources developed for advocates, individuals, families, policy makers, and service providers.

Missed the Rural Disability Research and Practice Summit? It's OK! You can still see a recap of the summit, including recordings of the meetings, the slides, and additional rural stories on the Rural Disability Research and Practice Summit page!