The purpose of the Agricultural Assistive Technology Training (AATT) project is for Vocational Rehabilitation professionals to increase their cultural competency and preparedness to improve employment outcomes for farmers and agricultural workers with disabilities.
The project is a research-based training program for vocational rehabilitation professionals across the United States. Training modules include:
· Farm Culture
· Viability of Farming as an Occupation
· Farm Site Application of Rehabilitation Technology
· Effective Use of Appropriate Resources, Including Assistive Rehabilitation Technology
· Implementation Recommendations
Through education and assistance to state vocational rehabilitation agencies, the AATT project helps to minimize barriers that inhibit success in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations.
The Agricultural Assistive Technology Training project is supported by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
The project is led by Easter Seals Wisconsin in partnership with the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, AgrAbility of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Manuel Lugo Consulting Services.
Agricultural Assistive Technology Training – Easter Seals Wisconsin – 101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53713 – 608.225.2394
The Agricultural Assistive Technology Training Project is supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, DOE/OSERS Project #H133G100195