Merrimac, March 18th – June 10, 2017. An integrated farming and agricultural program for teens and young adults ages 14 – 30 diagnosed with autism and other developmental delays. The program is designed for them to have a typically developing volunteer from the community to assist them. Each program participant will experience the many educational, therapeutic, vocational and social benefits of working on a farm with a peer and caring for the animals on a farm setting.
· Ability to handle the physical aspects of the program and interact with animals
· Behavioral assessment/intake questionnaire completed by parent, caregiver, or educator prior to start of program.
· Screening for medical conditions or allergies that might interfere with the participation of the program