We were so thrilled to bring our six alpacas to Learning 4 Life Farm in April 2023, and thanks to support from Road Runner Rascals Alpaca Ranch, our wonderful volunteers and staff, and hard work from our students, our job training and informal alpaca therapy programs are underway for youth on the autism spectrum and related disabilities, and we're looking forward to launching our Animal Assisted Alpaca Psychotherapy program this fall in partnership with The Learning Spectrum!
Our students worked hard starting in April to care for our alpacas, cleaning their barn pen and drylot, putting them out to pasture, and feeding and watering. In July the alpacas and the students were ready to begin haltering the animals themselves and walking them around our drylot. Students and visitors also love to feed the alpacas - we've got them eating out of our hands, literally, and it provides a lot of joy for both our kids and our alpacas.
Stay tuned as we begin taking our alpacas to The Learning Spectrum school sites to begin Animal Assisted Alpaca Therapy with students ages Prek-12th grade on the autism spectrum and related disabilities!