Collaboration is at the heart of the Project.
By working with like-minded organizations, AgrAbility is able to significantly multiply its effectiveness, leveraging human and financial resources to accomplish the mutual missions of all involved parties.
Following the USDA's grant requirements, the Project inherently involves collaborative relationships. Land-grant university Cooperative Extension Services, which provide agricultural expertise, are mandated to partner with nonprofit rehabilitation-related organizations that provide disability and rehabilitation assistance.
The following organizations work together in Oklahoma:
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service county educators and area, district and state specialists develop science-based educational programs to help Oklahomans solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Programs focus on: increasing opportunities for agricultural enterprises; natural resources and environmental management; food, nutrition, health and safety education; youth, family and community development.
Langston University, Doctor of Physical Therapy program focuses on educating individuals who have the desire to be professional physical therapists and will practice primary care physical therapy in communities with diverse racial and ethnic populations.
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The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) was incorporated in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The primary mission is to assist Oklahomans with disabilities of all ages and their family members to increase understanding and access to assistive technology (AT).
OkAT's main client services are the Alternative Financing Program (AFP), Access to Telework Fund (ATF) and Oklahoma AgrAbility.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is a statewide assistive technology program proudly located at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma ABLE Tech's mission is to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive.
The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is located in the north-central Oklahoma town of Stillwater. The department provides leadership, resources, and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. That system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 57 campuses, 398 comprehensive school districts, and 16 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.