The struggles and triumphs of raising a child with autism can be overwhelming. But, as with every child, kids on the spectrum have unique gifts and talents. It just may be up to us to help them find them.
Ellis Goldsmith had a very hard time communicating, until his father grasped that Ellis thought in pictures. This story, “Thinking In Pictures” tells the story of how Ellis’s family took this ‘gift’ to create a family business.
Though this is a great success story, sometimes it is hard to get past the difficult behaviors and actually see what the ‘gift’ may be. That’s were appropriate interventions come into play.
We work with a many clients on the spectrum, some higher and some lower functioning, but they all have shown growth and learning through their work with horses. From improved communication skills to increased self-confidence, each client has specific goals that are addressed in their work with the horses. Our clients learn from the ground up, leading and grooming a horse, playing with horses on the ground and ultimately riding a horse. The results speak for themselves.
If you or someone you know is living with the challenges of raising a child/teen on the autism spectrum, we would love to show you around, introduce you to our horses, learn more about the issues and share how we may be able to help. Call or email today to schedule a visit.