Laura Akgerman

Laura Akgerman
Disability Services Coordinator / Ohio AgrAbility
Office: 
590 Woody Hayes Drive, Room 263, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 
(614) 292-0622, Fax: (614) 292-9448
Biography: 

 

Areas Of Interest

* Gardening and farming with a disability or physical limitation
* Rural health advocacy and education
* Opioids and substance misuse prevention and education programming
* Disability access, advocacy, accommodations, accessible agritourism, events and public spaces
* Caregiver Support Network, advocacy and education
 

Memberships

* Ohio Rural Health Association, Board of Directors Secretary
* Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues - member
* CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Disability Services Coordinator
 

Degrees & Certifications

B.A. English, The Ohio State University
M.A. Education: Rehabilitation Services, The Ohio State University
Graduate specialization in Aging, The Ohio State University
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
 
 
Laura Akgerman is the Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility & Ohio State University Extension.  She is a two-time Ohio State University Alum, with degrees in English and Rehabilitation Services. She presents workshops on Accessibility, Gardening with Arthritis, Farming with a disability, accessible Agritourism, and other disability related issues for Ohio AgrAbility and OSU Extension. Prior to working at OSU she spent eight years as Disability Services Coordinator at Ohio Dominican University, and three years in the vocational rehabilitation field. She grew up outside Sunbury, Ohio and was active in 4-H in Delaware county.