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Organic farming for self-reliance

October 9, 2009

This article on a European CSA alternative struck me as a great idea to use as a framework for an adult living/training option for some autistic adults or teens. A farm environment would allow for a variety of sensory environments and different tasks to help accommodate individual needs, quirks, and talents. Organic farming would definitely […]

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Long term planning for ASD adults

June 22, 2009

The discussion about the treatment of the adults working at the turkey farm tied to ideas I’ve discussed before. As I tweeted earlier today, the population of developmentally disabled adults is growing, and the demographics show that we haven’t reached the knee of the curve yet, the point at which the rate of increase changes […]

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Background on the turkey farm

June 22, 2009

(I started writing a reply to Tom’s comment on the Institution or Community post, but I got on a roll and decided my response was long enough to merit its own post.) There are news stories that describe prior confirmation that the turkey farm was cited previously for owing back wages to the “employees.” There […]

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Autism writes

June 18, 2009

This all-too-short essay from a 14-year-old who had autism is practically overwhelming for me to read. I will freely confess that I still believe my son will be able to write something like this some day, at the same time that I freely admit that he might never write a sentence that he isn’t taught. […]

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