About Us

The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities partners with advocates and communities to serve, train, research, develop and evaluate services that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

The Rural Institute is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) in the United States. Each state has at least one UCEDD, the Rural Institute is Montana’s UCEDD.

We are based on the University of Montana campus in Missoula.

We use limited federal funds to build and support our ability to provide:

Video: Introduction to the Rural Institute (2021)