Temple Grandin will tell you that we would not be better off if. In this article she is quoted as saying that ‘Half of Silicon Valley’s got mild autism,’ and she will be quick to tell you that we need the austistic mind. However, autism is a ‘spectrum disorder’ (ASD) and for many people there are many things about being on the autism spectrum that make day to day living very challenging. That’s where we come in.
Because our work with horses is one-on-one and geared to each client’s specific abilities and goals, we can help a young child on spectum improve language skills and become better at dealing with transitions. We can help a teen on the spectrum learn to be less anxious when faced with new challenges, help them feel more confident and provide them with something more ‘mainstream’ to talk about. And for the adult on the spectrum we may offer a chance for them to feel accepted and successful while learning new skills. Our goal is to help each client reach their potential for a happy, healthy life.
If you or someon you know is living with ASD please call or email us to arrange a visit. We will show you around, introduce you to our wonderful horses, learn more about the challenges you are dealing with and share how we might be able to help.