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National AgrAbility Project. Education & Volunteer Services. by Douglas B. Carmon Easter Seals National AgrAbility Project Manager. Educational Services. OT/PT Training Curriculum Bridge gap between rehab and healthcare professionals not routinely exposed to farmers with disabilities

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national agrability project

National AgrAbility Project

Education & Volunteer

Services

by

Douglas B. Carmon

Easter Seals National AgrAbility Project Manager

educational services
Educational Services
  • OT/PT Training Curriculum
    • Bridge gap between rehab and healthcare professionals not routinely exposed to farmers with disabilities
    • OT/PTs first, then other rehab/healthcare professionals, and finally pre-service university level students
    • Partnership (National, State, Healthcare Organizations)
    • Classroom face-to-face learning, online continuing education modules
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Educational Services
  • OT/PT Training Curriculum
    • OK training program
      • Stillwater, Oct 8-9 2004
    • Academic / geographic expansion of program
    • Program access
volunteer services
Volunteer Services
  • General Volunteer Services
    • Collection of resources
      • Illinois AgrAbility Unlimited Program
    • Compilation of volunteer management guidelines
      • Recruiting, training, liability, reporting
    • Resource access
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Volunteer Services
  • Peer Support Training Program
    • Goals
      • Better selection process
      • More effective support skills
      • Increased number of volunteers
      • Increased farmer’s usage of AgrAbility services
      • Decrease liability of volunteers
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Volunteer Services
  • CO Peer Support Training Program
    • AgrAbility Neighbor-to-Neighbor Peer Support Training (AANNPST)
      • Robert J. Fetsch
      • Reserved space at CO program
      • Seminar at your state with Robert Fetsch as lead
      • Designated instructors should have educational/behavioral/psychology background
information sharing
Information Sharing
  • Teamwork is the key
  • Networking
  • Input
  • We’re here to assist you!
contact information
Contact Information

Douglas B. Carmon

National AgrAbility Project Manager

Easter Seals, Inc.

Office of Public Affairs

700 Thirteenth Street, NW

Suite 200

Washington, DC 20005

202-347-3066

dcarmon@easterseals.com