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December 2016


AgrAbility of Utah joined more than a dozen other service providers in an open house welcoming the Utah Assistive Technology Program's Uintah Basin lab. Held on September 7, the event was the grand opening of the satellite office, which operates on the Utah State University campus in Roosevelt. The second location will help expand access to assistive technology services and training, including an AT loan bank and low cost refurbished equipment. The new lab is funded in part by a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Staff participated in the fourth annual Assistive Technology Fair at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) on September 21. The fair was one of several events sponsored by SLCC's Disability Resource Center in recognition of Disability Awareness Week and featured a variety of assistive technology providers from around the state.

AgrAbility of Utah staffed a booth at the Utah Center for Assistive Technology Open House on October 13 in Salt Lake City. Staff also gave a presentation about AgrAbility services. This is the twentieth year UCAT has hosted an open house for vendors and agencies to display technologies, devices, and programs that can enhance quality of life for people with disabilities.

Darlene Carlisle and Connor Dyreng staffed a booth at the Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention on November 17 in Layton, Utah. Farmers from throughout Utah were in attendance. It was a wonderful opportunity to provide outreach for AgrAbility of Utah and to visit with the many farm families who have supported our program and their colleagues with disabilities over the years. This year's convention also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Utah Farm Bureau.

Submitted by Anne Brown-Reither