We believe that everyone, including individuals with autism, have "good works" to do. All they need are the right supports. It comes from Ephesians 2:10: For we are all created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which He has planned, in advance, for us to do.
Because there are so many benefits to adults with autism, residential agricultural communities are popping up all over the world. These communities are lifespan models, meaning, residents live there until they move or pass away. Waiting lists are long. There are, currently, not enough residential options, and with the 500,000 children with autism reaching adulthood within the next 10 years, more options are needed, not fewer.
Actually, a farm community provides many opportunities for work, recreation, and socialization right on the property, as well as opportunities to interact with the local community. A farm provides safety and freedom for its residents.
Adults with Autism have unique needs. A farm community provides them with rich opportunities to build upon their strengths in a safe and supportive environment.
Good Works Farm, Inc. is dedicated to building an intentional residential environment where adults with autism can learn, work, grow, and become vital members of a community, where they are respected and treated with dignity.