AgrAbility Unlimited is a collaborative program with the University of Illinois Extension and MRI, in partnership with Illinois Farm Service Agency. The program seeks to promote independence in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families.
The partnership organizations are experts in the areas of agriculture and disability, which helps them to promote independence and productivity after a disabling illness or accident. The physical, educational, and psychological effects of a disability can be devastating for farmers, their families and farm workers. Through AgrAbility Unlimited farmers, their families and agricultural workers can continue to enjoy their way of life.
The program utilizes a statewide network to provide health and safety education, and support from social services agencies to promote self-sufficiency and independence among individuals. The program seeks ways to overcome disabilities through:
- A toll-free information and referral hotline
- Networking with local agricultural and rehabilitation professionals
- Community resource coordination
- Equipment modification information
- Job restructuring
- Alternative job development
- Financial consulting
AgrAbillity Unlimited encourages participation from the community including information, assistance, connecting with neighbors and friends, organization of volunteer activities, and innovative ideas to modify equipment or machinery to benefit others.
For more information, contact:
AgrAbility Unlimited of Illinois
2121 Hubbard Ave.
Decatur, IL 62526