Farms for Adults with Autism
Agricultural Communities for Adults with Autism (ACAA) is a consortium of existing and in-formation organizations focused on sharing best practices and…
Heartfit Farm is a hobby farm producing tradtionally raised goat, pork and chicken meat. We also produce brown, white and green eggs from free-run chickens. We have goose eggs too. We run a farm holiday program for intellectually disabled individuals from 14 years -50 years old. A unique experience.
Heartfit Farm Respite is a not-for-profit summer vacation programme for adults with intellectual disabilities. Nestled on 80 acres in the Northumberland hills in eastern Ontario this hobby farm produces meat goats, beef, pork, chickens and eggs. Guests eat traditionally raised farm fresh produce both meat and vegetables and participate daily in farm fun activities.
Safe Haven Farms is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization offering residential, day and community services for individuals on the autism spectrum. It provides a variety of meaningful living, working, learning and leisure activities in a safe and accepting farm environment, where every individual is respected as a valued and contributing community member
The Lettuce Work Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 charity dedicated to serving young adults with autism and training them for the future. Our goal is to build a fully-operational, self-sustaining commercial greenhouse business that provides school-to-work transition services, job training and employment opportunities for young autistic adults in a professional work environment.
Healing Farms recognizes and celebrates the dignity and value of every human being by giving every person, regardless of perceived ability, an opportunity to participate and contribute. We are preparing the way for people with disabilities to re-enter society on their own terms by leveraging their talents and capabilities so that they may live productive and sustainable lives, breaking the hopeless cycle of welfare. Our concepts and methods will spark a movement that will promote interdependence
Hope Springs Farm's goal is to provide adults with developmental disabilities or autism a day program to maximize their abilities. Participants, or "Growers," as they are called, are tasked with farm chores, from feeding the animals to weeding the gardens. They learn a variety of home-life skills, such as cooking, baking, cleaning, and shopping. Growers also regularly participate in educational, civic and leisure activities, like visiting the library, swimming, taking field trips, and volunteer.
Friends of Autistic People (FAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals on the autism spectrum from childhood through adulthood. We intend to help them reach their highest level of independence possible to assure that they will lead lives with dignity and competence as contributing members of the community
Farmsteads of New England, Inc. (FNE) is a human services agency that has developed an intentional farming community that caters to the needs of people who have autism and other developmental disabilities. We provide our programs' participants with meaningful work and numerous opportunities for recreation and socialization.
The mission of 3 Irish Jewels Farm is to create an environmentally sustainable agricultural community where adults on the autism spectrum can live dignified and meaningful lives with support in a healthy, safe and enriching environment and achieve independence through meaningful work, recreation and community involvement. In addition to adults living on the farm, school-age children with autism will be able to attend track-out and summer programs so that they can also experience the farm life.
The vision of The Holland Project is to offer creative opportunites for special needs teens and young adults that utilize nature, art and agriculture and the special bond with animals. Programs where all feel welcome, accepted and participate in meaningful work. We are committed to offer programs and seminars that extend out to families, caregivers and the community as an alternative healing center.
SustainAbility Services, Inc. supports individuals who have autism and other developmental disabilities to fulfill their vocational, recreational, and residential needs and aspirations. SustainAbility Farm is being created to provide an environment where people with autism and developmental disabilities and those without disability can live and work together to create a self-sustaining organic farm that will be supportive of their vocational, recreational, social, and residential needs.
The Farmers House is the dream of Peaches and David Cunningham for their son John David. Like most parents who have a child with a developmental disability, one of the biggest concerns is the future. The hope that the future includes a safe environment for their individual needs and a fulfilling and valued lifestyle. Out of these dreams The Farmer's House, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)(3), was born.
Juniper Hill Farms is a model of independent living for adults on the autism spectrum. We are not a group home. We are not a 'facility'. We are just guys renting in the community, like everyone else. We live on a small farm in southeastern Pennsylvania with lots of animals.... and fields of sunflowers in the summer.
Camphill Soltane is a vibrant community made up of young adults with developmental disabilities, adults with developmental disabilities, and full-time, residential volunteers and families who live, learn, and work together. The experience of Camphill Soltane is potentially transformative for every member of the community.
At Erik's Ranch in Montana, we create an environment that offers individuals with autism a safe and comfortable living space, opportunities for rewarding, challenging, and exciting careers, and spectacular leisure activities to be shared with family, friends and volunteers from around the world. Achieving a life full of promise and possibility that allows individuals to live life on their terms is what Erik's Ranch is all about.
Mandy’s Farm provides Residential and Day Services to individuals with disabilities. Located on a four-acre farm in the south valley equipped with a fully-operating barn for therapeutic horsemanship, an organic garden, greenhouse, and orchard, and full-size indoor therapeutic pool, Mandy’s helps individuals explore opportunities to advance their education, employment, life skills, health, and well-being. Our services are designed to help individuals identify, develop, and achieve their goals.