AgrAbility webinars by Therese Willkomm

AgrAbility logoThe following come from Lani Carlson, Project Coordinator, Maine AgrAbility Program…

Join AgrAbility for a webinar series by Therese Willkomm hosted by Georgia AgrAbility.  This will be an interactive webinar series, so bring your own stories and experiences to share.

Dr. Willkomm is the director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy.

For those of you who have not had the privilege of meeting Therese Willkomm, she is known internationally as the “MacGyver of Assistive Technology.” Growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin Therese learned she had to be creative to help keep the farm running. She turned that knowledge into her lifelong passion to make low-cost adaptations and fabrications for individuals with disabilities. Therese has a long and rich history working with AgrAbility projects across the nation. You can read a great article about her on the Easter Seals society website.

Therese recently published her third book on assistive technology, and it will be featured on the last webinar of the series.

Farming with An Amputation -Voices from the Past

Wednesday, July 28 2021 
3:30 – 5 pm ET

Therese Willkomm shares a collection of interviews with farmers with an amputation who share their experiences and adaptations to continue farming. Join us for an interactive discussion about what has changed and what is stayed the same.

Register in advance for the Wednesday, July 28 2021 webinar

Farming with Vision Loss -Voices from the Past

Wednesday, August 11 2021
3:30 – 5 pm ET

Therese Willkomm shares a collection of interviews with farmers with vision loss who share their experiences and adaptations to continue farming. Join us for an interactive discussion about what has changed and what is stayed the same.

Register in advance for the Wednesday, August 11 2021 webinar

Make Stuff and Love People

Wednesday, August 18 2021
3:30 – 5 pm ET

Therese Willkomm will share the joy of making thousands of assistive technology devices; discoveries of new tools and materials for rapid fabrication; and lessons learned over the last 30 years. She will also share her new book Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes -Book III.

Register in advance for the Wednesday, August 18 2021 webinar

CEU’s will be made available.