Kansas AgrAbility Project (KAP) provided a half-day training to 13 new vocational rehabilitation counselors as part of ongoing collaboration between Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS) and KAP. All new staff and any VR counselor who transfers offices are required to participate in a three-day workshop that addresses KRS policies and procedures. KRS requested that Kansas AgrAbility provide training on services, a range of assistive technology modifications, case studies, and the referral and service authorization process to authorize KAP services under the existing agreement. This collaboration has been in place for the past ten years and has allowed staff to develop relationships with new counselors and contributed to increased access to services for farmers and ranchers with disabilities and health conditions.
Submitted by Kerri Ebert