Inbox: Farmstead Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders We enjoyed reading about Nancy Hagan’s program for those with autism (“Introducing the Great Outdoors,” January 2014, on.asha.org/autism-camp). There is, indeed, a pressing need for services for this population. Her efforts are in the rich tradition of the farmstead model for adolescents and adults with autism, pioneered in the U.S. ... Inbox
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Inbox: Farmstead Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Inbox: Farmstead Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The ASHA Leader, March 2014, Vol. 19, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN1.19032014.4
The ASHA Leader, March 2014, Vol. 19, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN1.19032014.4
We enjoyed reading about Nancy Hagan’s program for those with autism (“Introducing the Great Outdoors,” January 2014, on.asha.org/autism-camp). There is, indeed, a pressing need for services for this population.
Her efforts are in the rich tradition of the farmstead model for adolescents and adults with autism, pioneered in the U.S. in the 1980s by Bittersweet Farms in Ohio, and gradually spreading around the nation.
The Bittersweet Farms model is described in detail at http://bittersweetfarms.web.com
Leader readers might also be interested in reading our books on the subject, “Autistic Adults at Bittersweet Farms” and “European Farm Communities for Autism.”
Congratulations on continued interesting coverage in the Leader.

Thanks for calling attention to this model for adolescents and adults with autism.

Jane Giddan and Norman Giddan, Carrollton, Texas
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