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AACORN Farm strives to provide a dynamic experience for adults with autism or related disabilities. This agricultural community supports our 'farmers' in reaching their full potential through meaningful interactions, work, and leisure activities.

Lt. Governor Brian Calley and professor Stephanie Peterson, WMU psychology department chair, visit AACORN in the spring of 2014.

We exist to raise awareness for our cause and bring change to the lives of those we serve in our community. Explore our website to learn more and get involved. With your help we can make a difference. Thanks for visiting. 


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In the news

  • Back to the Land: Mentally Disabled Adults Thrive on New Farm That Teaches Real Skills

    Student farmers with Down syndrome, autism, and other impairments connect with the land and build real-world skills.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Untapped Potential: Autistic Adults

    In September, the White House announced a 450 million dollar grant to be awarded to 270 community colleges nationwide that partner with employers. This is potentially great news for those with autism, because an estimated 81 percent of those on the autism spectrum seek out community colleges for postsecondary education.

  • Autism Research: October 10, 2014 Week In Review

    Autism possibly impairs ability to predict, new research suggests.
    Common molecular cause to autism, Down’s syndrome and others.
    Synthetic oil improves mouse model of autism.
    Neuronal stem cell overgrowth linked to autism-like symptoms.
    Researchers at Penn State University have devised a new game to help teens on the spectrum