COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.
Working in agriculture can be a dangerous occupation. We want to make sure that you, your family, and people you work with have access to the resources needed, when it’s needed. We believe in working together to cultivate rural resilience for all, including farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers as they navigate unexpected barriers due to physical or mental disabilities.
Below is a list of programs and services in Washington State available to assist with returning to work. It can be overwhelming to know where to start and we hope this helps.
Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)— A Department of Labor program that provides tools, support, and services required to assist individuals experiencing barriers to employment due to physical or mental disabilities get and keep a job. Services include:
NW Access Fund— Offers customized loans, financial coaching, and other resources to promote access to assistive technology, independence, financial resilience, and life opportunities.
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)— provides resources and services to persons who face challenges related to disability and aging to help in the selection and use of assistive technology. Learn more about tools that support seeing, hearing, speaking, managing information, fine motor and getting around. WATAP can help to identify tools for everyday use including communication, computer access, environmental adaptation or for recreation and leisure.