If We Build It, the Alpacas will Come - Our Farm Construction Timeline We’re breaking ground this year on our job training alpaca farm for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum!
By Dr. Mary Salmon, TLS Senior Director of Education, Learning 4 Life Farm Advisory Board Member Founding board member and staffer Dr. Mary talks about the need for employment programs for young people with autism, alpaca therapy, and her own love for this project.
This past November, Learning 4 Life Farm’s Program Coordinator Amy Hurst was given the 2019 Educator of the Year Award by the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The first TLS Turkey Trot was a big success on Nov 9, 2019, with 50 participants, raising over $1000 for The Spectrum Store and Learning 4 Life Farm. Thanks to everyone who participated!
by TLS North East Transition Students The TLS North East – Johnstown transition class – high school age – took a recent trip to Road Runner Rascals Alpaca Ranch and had a lot to say about the day.
By Sondra Williams, Learning 4 Life Farm Board Advisory Council Member, TLS instructor, adult self-advocate with autism Have you ever thought about what makes a person become a self-advocate? Is it their disability that drives them or is it something more?
By Jennifer Kneice, TLS Parent and L4L Farm Board 2019 Vice President “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” Chris Grosser -- Jennifer recounts our students' first visit to an alpaca farm.
By Sharon Wiggins, TLS Parent and L4L Farm Board Secretary I have been asked to share with you why the Learning 4 Life Farm Transition Program is important to my family. It’s been quite a while since I have written anything even remotely like a blog post, but here goes!
Learning 4 Life Farm is diving headfirst into organic gardening with the students at The Learning Spectrum North East - Johnstown.
Alpacas are effective therapy animals for kids and adults on the autism spectrum! Interacting with alpacas and other therapy animals can have a calming, centering effect for people on the spectrum, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and help teach interpersonal skills.