The University of Montana Rural Institute: Transition & Employment Projects


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
“The University of Montana Rural Institute has been a leader in the area of transition planning for youth with disabilities since 1995. Activities have included:
   • Provision of education and training to schools, families, students and agencies;
   • Development of innovative strategies and transition models;
   • Demonstration, outreach and technical assistance, both on-site and long distance;
   • Promotion of systems changes to support effective transition for youth from school to adult life; and
   • Information dissemination.
Since 2000, we’ve focused several of our projects on customized community employment for youth with significant disabilities. We have developed and implemented unique models of transition planning that continue to evolve as we learn more from the youth and families with whom we work.”
  • Other
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • University of Montana