AgrAbility Webinar: State Assistive Technology Act Programs
The 56 state and territory Assistive Technology (AT) Act programs provide a continuum of activities that promote the ability of people with disabilities to know about, have access to, and ultimately be better able to obtain assistive technology (AT). Staff from the Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center will discuss activities to support individuals with disabilities in agricultural and rural settings.
An overview of the NC AgrAbility Partnership and the benefits of partnering with the state’s assistive technology program, North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP), will also be discussed. Services provided by NCATP to the AgrAbility program and individuals served will be highlighted, which will provide the opportunity for discussion and Q&A.
Webinar topics include:
- What kinds of activities/services are provided by AT Act programs?
- How does someone access the AT Act program in their state?
- Examples of collaborations between state AT Act programs and AgrAbility projects.
- Benefits of partnerships between state AT and AgrAbility programs, such as in North Carolina.
Marty Exline is the director of the assistive technology (AT) Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center. The AT3 Center is the training and technical assistance provider to the 56 state and territory Assistive Technology (AT) Act programs. Prior to his role with AT3, he served as the director of Missouri Assistive Technology (MoAT). Marty has over 30 years of experience in a variety of disability policy and funding-related positions.
Tammy Koger has been the director of the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) for the past 12 years. Prior to coming to NCATP, she was the executive director of Lee County Industry (LCI) and the vice president of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in Washington, DC. In 2013, Tammy started serving on the NC Agromedicine Institute advisory board and the NC AgrAbility advisory board, and in 2014, NCATP began providing assistive technology assessments to farmers and farmer veterans through the NC AgrAbility program.
Beatriz Rodriguez has been the North Carolina AgrAbility Partnership project manager at the Cooperative Extension program of NC A&T State University for the past three years. Prior to her current role, Beatriz was working in economic development and small business sustainability projects with farmers and rural entrepreneurs in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina with NC A&T State University. She is an affiliate member of the NC Agromedicine Institute and a board member of the NC Farmworker Health Program.
To participate in this free webinar, click here to access the online registration form by Monday, April 22nd. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by Tuesday, April 23rd. Please pass on this invitation to others you believe may be interested.