Building Independence through Agriculture for People with Developmental Disabilities
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
• 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
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
$ 40 per participant
$ 25 for each additional family member
Lunch and refreshments
Educational sessions & material
Location: Ramada Plaza
4900 Sinclair Rd. Columbus, OH 43229
$ 74.00 per night (plus tax)
Registration information and workshop agenda coming soon! For more information contact Kent McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 292-0588.
Hosted by the Ohio AgrAbility Program