AgrAbility recognizes the immense potential for rural youth to excel individually and contribute to their communities. Therefore, the Project seeks to:
People with disabilities rely on assistive technology. Various tools, machinery, and other devices can provide vital assistance with work, mobility, and many other aspects of life.
Purdue University's Breaking New Ground Resource Center, with financial support from NEC Foundation of America, has sent every FFA Chapter in the U.S. a free, three-lesson Assistive Technology Awareness/Education Program for Rural Youth.
Teach your students about assistive technology. In addition to increasing awareness, it may have direct impact for them, their families, or others in their communities.
The curriculum kit includes a copy of The Toolbox CD, a printed teachers guide, three lesson plans with PowerPoint presentations, and classroom poster on assistive technology.
View video introductions for each lesson (or click here for closed captioned videos):
Wyoming AgrAbility has made inclusive 4-H resource materials available with
Additional supportive resources are available at the Inclusive 4-H website
The Bridging Horizons challenge is for FFA chapters to complete low-cost projects in their communities that enhance independence and promote success for people with disabilities.Click here for more information about Living to Serve.
This 11-minute video kit provides insight into the lives of young people with disabilities who were involved in 4-H, and their parents. Explore success stories, discover parents' perceptions, and hear from a volunteer leader with disabilities. Also included in the kit is a leader's guide and two brochures that describe the benefits of involving youth with disabilities in 4-H. Available in VHS videotape or DVD. Get a copy