Autism Sings Mission Statement
"Let's build a better way."
Help us shelter and protect the autistic.
Autism Sings is now an incorporated Not for Profit Corporation under the Canada Not For Profit Act.
Corporation Number 896820-9
Encouraging a united effort by people from all walks of life who will support Relief for Autism, and recognize the growing need for respite/permanent integrated retreat centers to help shelter all the soon to be homeless autistic children that are destined to become homeless autistic adults.
A global disaster!
The current divorce rate for parents of autistic children is 92% and rising, due to the chronic shortage of respite homes that would grant them at least one night's relief to "recharge their batteries" and continue their stressful and sleepless care giving. The inevitable death of older parents with adult autistic children is coming on stream at an accelerated rate. There are few or NO group homes to receive their children when they die, especially decent homes. When asked what they will do when they die, many mothers of autistic children are saying "they will take them with them", rather than leave them on the streets or in a "nasty home". This is NOT a viable option! Examples of this are not rare:
Autism Sings wishes to invite the whole world to join "the cause", and is hoping for a decent and honorable charitable response from a good number of known recording artists/musicians as well as those new recording artists that wish to showcase their songs & music videos, and support Relief for Autism! Those that do, will surely receive recognition from the world at large for their support for Autism Awareness! Some of these same supporting artists may be contacted for a guest appearance on a pilot for a possible made for T.V. television special, or for a possible television guest appearance, to promote phoned in charitable contributions. Annual golf tournaments are also proposed as fund raisers. All proceeds from these and all fundraisers will go to Autism Sings. With enough funding and seed money in place, and government approval, they will apply to build permanent retreat centers for special needs individuals. A golf driving range will be incorporated into the retreat to provide income and decent and meaningful jobs for the retreat residents. "HOME ON THE RANGE" will be the first of its kind proposed for construction in southern Ontario, with more to follow Canada Wide!
Plans of the first completed model retreat will be made available to the world at large, that may chose to follow in our footsteps and copy what may very well turn out to be a successful and innovative mostly self-funding model.
People are requested to kindly take the time to validate our combined efforts to date by giving us a "LIKE" on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autism-Sings/449209505122849
Please join hands, and band together with us on our world wide mission of mercy!
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Every 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 Environment
One 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 & Ranches
One 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 Work
- There 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.
15 Special Needs Ranches & Farms
Here are 15 ranches and farms that offer programs for individuals with special needs:
- Special Dreams Farm
- Pinchbeck Rose Farm
- Erik's Ranches & Retreats
- Lettuce Work
- Down Home Ranch
- Camp Hill Village
- Mandy's Farm
- Farmsteads of New England
- Farm In The Dell
- Vine Village
- The Farmer's House
- Sunridge Ranch
- Hope Springs Farm
- Echoing Hope Ranch
Enjoy a small tour of Camphill communities for special needs individuals by visiting:
A place where special needs are met
Camphill is a truly amazing organization and a wonderful way for all special needs adult children to live. Live on an organic farm with acres and acres of land, and not cooped up in a group home. They are living in a community, (their own small village) growing fruits, vegetables the organic way, and enjoying the outdoors. This was our own vision many years ago (the "home on the range" retreat center) for our children and for so many others like them.
Autism Sings will in the future, attempt to purchase land to start building something similar but with some additional new ideas. Vegetable gardens, fruit orchards combined with botanical flower gardens with a huge picnic area. The new centre would ideally contain a residential living complex with the following amenities; an indoor/outdoor pool/solarium/gymnasium, greenhouse, cineplex, art center, petting zoo, fishing ponds, skating rinks, sports fields and more to make this experience even more happily memorable for them.
A pay as you play golf driving range and mini-putt, as well as a special needs art centre, and a warehouse that houses commercial enterprise activities may be added, that will perpetually fund the retreat to relieve total reliance on Government subsidies and supply meaningful work programs to many of the residents.
Unfortunately "this is the life that chose them", but we the parents can choose for them "where they will spend it". Let us choose carefully for them, but yet move with god speed! Heaven help us all.