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Ohio AgrAbility

Ohio State University Extension


Building Independence through Agriculture for People with Developmental Disabilities

Feb 19, 2013, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Please come an join us at this one-day workshop!

“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face some of the largest hurdles to entering the workforce and as a result experience the highest unemployment rate.”
(Butterworth et al., 2011)

Purpose of the Workshop:
To reveal how agriculture can be a viable work environment for individuals with developmental disabilities

Workshop Objectives:
• Increase knowledge and understanding of employment for people with developmental
disabilities in agricultural settings

• Learn about existing agricultural models that employ people with developmental disabilities

• Identify resources and challenges that impact employment

Keynote Workshop Speakers:
• Patricia Wright, National Easter Seals
• Steve Muller, The Homestead, Altoona IA
• Panel discussion with local farm managers

Who should attend?
• Occupational and Physical therapists •  County Board of DDs • Greenhouse manager •
Agricultural safety and health professionals • Health Care professionals • Extension Educators • Family caregivers • Individuals interested in occupational and environmental health for
agricultural populations

Workshop fee:
       $ 40 per participant    
       $ 25 for each additional family member


Registration includes:
    Lunch and refreshments
    Educational sessions & material

Location: Ramada Plaza
         4900 Sinclair Rd. Columbus, OH 43229

Hotel Rooms:
     $ 74.00 per night (plus tax)

Registration information and workshop agenda coming soon! For more information contact Kent McGuire at or (614) 292-0588.

Hosted by the Ohio AgrAbility Program