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RURAL & AGRICULTURAL VOCREHAB PROGRAM Northern New England AgrAbility Project

Farming Successfully with a Disability

The Northern New England AgrAbility Project is a partnership with Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine Cooperative Extension and Alpha One Services, a non profit disability organization.  Cooperative Extension and Alpha One are committed to supporting farm families affected by a disability to be productive and successful in agriculture.

Services available at No Cost to Farm Families include:
  • Assessing agricultural tasks and providing guidance to accommodate for the disability
  • Evaluating (or "reviewing") agricultural worksites and equipment and making suggestions or modifications.
  • Researching commercially available products to enable farm tasks to be completed easier.
  • Identifying ways to prevent secondary injury and illnesses.
  • Coordinating needed information, community resources and referrals to services.
  • Coordinating peer support and other resource networks.
  • Conducting training and workshops for rehabilitation and agricultural professionals.

For More Information Contact:

Brett Chornyak, AgrAbility, Principle Investigator
Rural and Agricultural VocRehab, Program Coordinator
University of Vermont
655 Spear Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0107
Toll free: (800) 571-0668
Phone: (802) 656-5416
brett.chornyak@uvm.edu

William "Bill" Snow, Outreach Specialist
617 Comstock RD STE 5
Berlin, VT 05602-9194
Toll_free: (866) 860-1382
Phone: (802) 223-2389 ext. 19
william.snow@uvm.edu

Daniele Simpson, Outreach Specialist
P.O. Box 107
Sutton, VT 05867
Phone: (802) 467-1129
Fax: (802) 467-8314
daniele.simpson@uvm.edu

Kelly McTague, COTA/L
Alpha One
Regional Manager/Independent Living Specialist
1048 Union Street, Suite 2
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 941-6553 or (800) 300-6016
Fax: (207) 941-6410
kmctague@alphaonenow.com
 

Ketra Crosson
Alpha One
127 Main Street
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 767-2189 or (800) 640-7200
kcrosson@alphaonenow.com 

National AgrAbility Project
USDA Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Stop 2220
Washington, DC 20250-2220
Phone: (202) 401-6825
TDD: (202) 690-1899
Fax: (202) 401-5179
www.agrabilityproject.org

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