Building Independence through Agriculture for People with Developmental Disabilities

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

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

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
         1-877-609-6086
         www.ramadaplazacolumbus.com

Hotel Rooms:
     $ 74.00 per night (plus tax)
 

Registration information and workshop agenda coming soon! For more information contact Kent McGuire at mcguire.225@osu.edu or (614) 292-0588.
 

Hosted by the Ohio AgrAbility Program