|Betty’s Farm expands open positions for individuals with autism|
|Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:25 PM|
LIMA — Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm in Lima is seeking up to seven interested individuals with autism, ages 18 and older, to participate in the Day Program from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Betty’s Farm engages individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a farm working model that employs meaning and motivation, aerobic and active engagement, partnership and purpose and structure and support.
The Day Program encourages interdependence and a holistic, healthy environment in which the individuals can see the process of their work from initiation to completion, providing meaning and purpose to each person’s life.
The Day Program is very involved in the community through volunteering at nonprofit agencies.
The Day Program offers many opportunities for developing social and vocational skills through creative arts, baking, weaving, landscaping and housekeeping activities. The program focuses on reading, word recognition and developing computer skills. The Day Program at Betty’s Farm recently built a new pole building, providing additional opportunities in horticulture and woodworking. Additional rooms have also been created to meet the sensory needs of the individuals.
Transportation is available.
Bittersweet Farms is a non-profit organization that has successfully worked with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders for over 31 years by using a farm working model that engages individuals in vocational, residential and therapeutic services. The mission of Bittersweet, Inc., is to positively impact the lives of individuals with autism and those whose lives they touch.