Willow Farms is a unique vocational and therapeutic program for children and young adults diagnosed with autism or related developmental differences.  Critical vocational and life skills are taught in a therapeutic farm setting. The program uses student interests and strengths to drive educational and community programming, while providing learning skills that will help them gain meaningful employment experiences.

While at Willow Farms, the students have access to animal care, horticulture, creative arts, and farm planning and maintenance.  Academic/IEP instruction is primarily experiential and occurs while participating in daily farm activities as well as meaningful community experiences.

Whether it’s grooming the horses, collecting eggs, bottling honey, making soaps, taking photographs, or other in-season activities, students are an integral part of every aspect of Willow Farms!  Students also have the option to participate in horseback riding, hiking, fishing and other leisure activities provided at the farm.  In addition, students in any of the STEPS programs have access to the farm and participate in either periodic field trips or weekly visits.

Our staff of qualified professionals include:

  • Intervention Specialists
  • Board Certified Behavior Specialists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Equine Instructors and Trainers
  • Horticulture Specialists

Courses offered at Willow Farms include:

  • Horticultural Skills: Gardening, Canning and Pickling
  • Arts: Cooking, Soap, Candle, and Jewelry-Making, Photography and Visual Arts
  • Agriculture Skills: Animal Care for Horses, Chickens and Bees
  • Engineering and Design: Woodworking, Building, Maintenance and Repair, Screen Printing, Metal and Leather Tooling
  • Independent Living:  Community Living, Social Skills, Community Access, Shopping, Restaurant Dining, and Field Trips
  • Vocational/Job Training in the Community with Local Businesses
  • Participating in Local Farmers Markets and Fairs to Promote the Products we Grow, Produce and Create

Willow Farms is located at 7457 Lewis Rd, Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138. Interested in learning more about options for your child? Click here to contact us!

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Where We Are

Willow Farms is located at:
7457 Lewis Rd.
Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138

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Where We Are

Willow Farms is located at:
7457 Lewis Rd.
Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138

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Interested in learning more about options for your child?

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