At FarmAbility we believe that adults with autism and learning disabilities should have access to meaningful activities that improve their well-being and increase their independence, enabling them to participate actively in their communities.
FarmAbility is an outdoor, farm-based programme of purposeful and varied activities in animal husbandry, horticulture and seasonal tasks for co-farmers (adults with autism and learning disabilities), and based on a working livestock farm in Wytham. Supported by enthusiastic, experienced staff and volunteers, co-farmers gain a real sense of purpose and achievement, while building the practical and vocational skills they need to move forward in their lives.
Co-farmers attend FarmAbility between 1-3 days each week, throughout the year for 6 hour day sessions. Many co-farmers work towards ASDAN learning units, and we also run a Supported Internship scheme (with a City & Guilds qualification) for co-farmers hoping to move on to employment. We are currently running an outreach project taking FarmAbility to other farms in Oxfordshire.