First, let me say that we totally agree with the saying “you know one child with autism, you know one child with autism”. Our experience has shown us the truth in this. Though there are often some similarities, it seems that two kids on the spectrum are not any more likely to be alike than any other two kids of about the same age raised in the same area under similar circumstances…
But, that being said, my guess is that parents of a child/teen on the spectrum will be able to relate to this blog about parenting a child with autism.
We do work with many children and teens on the spectrum. Through work with horses they may learn to transition easier from one activity (grooming) to another (riding). They may be able to curtail repetative behaviors and focus on completing a series of simple task (grooming). They may have improved communication skills as the motion of riding a horse opens neural pathways in the communication areas of the brain and they are encouraged to communicate what they want to do and where they want to go while they are riding their horse. Each child is different, therefore their goals will be different as well. We work one-on-one with each client and a
horse to target those areas that are challenging for them.
If you or someone you know is raising a child/teen on the autism spectrum, we would love to meet with you, show you around our site, introduce you to our horses, learn more about the issues you are dealing with and share with you how we might help. Call or email to schedule a visit.