This AACORN is growing! We have purchased a new property in Kalamazoo County's Pavilion Township and we are ready to make it a great place for our participants to learn, interact and have fun. The property, on 34th Street, has several existing buildings that will enable AACORN to house animals, poultry and gardens, but we're already busy planning for a beautiful new program building that will be the heart of the AACORN experience. Take a minute to watch our video to find out what this farm means to AACORN.
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Quaint, colorful and secluded on 56 acres of semi-wooded prime real estate on Lake Crago in north Lakeland, the residential community for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities is unique for Polk County and a rarity throughout the nation.
Physicians were asked about their ability to recognize autism, their knowledge of the disorder, their comfort level in treating those with the condition and their need for training and resources.
In what may be the first project of its kind in the nation, local developers are building an apartment complex that will house adults with autism alongside typically-developing residents.
Being listed in the "Time 100" of the most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category, is just one of the many awards received by Temple Grandin. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Temple overcame many obstacles and earned a doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a professor at Colorado State University. Dr, Grandin is recognized as an expert in animal behavior and one of the leading advocates for the rights of autistic persons.
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