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15 Farm & Ranch Communities For Individuals With Special NeedsEvery parent worries about their child's future and how they can prepare their child for the day when they will be on their own. For parents of a child with special needs the concern is much greater. Who will will take care of my child? Will he be happy? Will he lead a productive life? Special needs parents need to start preparing and planning their child's future as soon as possible.
A Productive Work EnvironmentOne of the main concerns when preparing for your child's future is making sure they lead a productive life. Finding a job for someone with a disability is very difficult and can be frustrating.
Farms & RanchesOne of the fastest growing employment opportunities for individuals with special needs are farms & ranches. There are dozens of farms currently in the United States that offer programs and employment opportunities for individuals with special needs.
The Benefits Of Farm & Ranch WorkThere are many reasons why farms and ranches are becoming popular options for special needs families, including:
- The lifestyle is slower paced and more relaxing making it easier for individuals with special needs to adapt to their surroundings.
- On a farm or ranch there a number of vocational activities and skills that individuals can learn.
- A farm can offer a perfect opportunity to create a sustainable business for individuals with special needs by selling their produce in the local markets.