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AACORN Farm strives to provide a dynamic experience for adults with autism or developmental 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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    The nonprofit, a 90-year-old institution, has expanded services to the people who need them and to the community at large while creating many jobs along the way. They "de-institutionalized" an institution!

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  • Adults With Autism "Blossom" at Growing Solutions Farm

    This is a post by Julie Tracy, from the Julie+Michael Tracy Family Foundation/Urban Autism Solutions, an organization that is addressing challenges facing young adults with autism in Chicago. We at the Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation/Urban Autism Solutions (JMTF) started Growing Solutions Farm on Chicago’s west side in June to employ the young adults in growing, tending, and harvesting plants, yielding 2,800 pounds of produce that was sold this year.

  • Housing and Residential Supports

    A diverse range of housing and support options must be available in order to accommodate the broad autism spectrum. Autism Speaks believes that these options must not be further limited by government-imposed restrictions.