Our Story

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All stories and pictures of the guys shared not only with their permission, but with their constant insistence on using every possible photo of them in each and every story on this blog… 

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14 responses to “Our Story

  1. Hello
    I love your website and love what Juniper Hill Farms is doing! I am on the board of AACORN farm, a new nonprofit in southwest Michigan seeking to create here what you have created at Juniper Hills. Thank you for sharing so much good information on your website! Are you a member of ac-aa.org and if so will you be attending the summit in early May? It would be wonderful to meet you.
    Sincerely
    Cathy Pinto
    Kalamazoo MI

  2. Thanks Cathy! I actually just looked up the ac-aa.org summit… it would be a great one to attend, i am going to see if i can do it! It’s always so inspiring to meet folks who are working towards similar goals!

  3. I hope to see you at Bittersweet Farms in May! In the meantime, please check out our new website aacornfarm.org and follow our progress. Stories like yours are inspiration and I will continue to watch your website!

  4. It was a gift this morning to read about Juniper Hill Farms after writing about options available (or not available) for adults on the spectrum who need support. I wrote about Juniper Hill Farms today on FB, on my blog, and on Twitter. Thanks for a hopeful model!

  5. Thanks so much, Dixie! I love hearing from other families, it is exciting to be part of this growing community!

  6. What a wonderful living arrangement and web site that captures these men and what you are doing so well! I don’t know what the future holds for my son, but it is so good to know this approach is available!

  7. Thanks Susan! We have a great time here.. but it is not without its complications! I guess I’ll keep blogging the stories so that everyone knows the details.. and so i can remember them myself! and hopefully, other families will try this out themselves…
    We would all agree here…it is well worth the complications, so far!

  8. I was so overwhelmed upon finding your blog. It happened quit randomly while searching out Klee Kai puppies. My 6 year old son is severely autistic and your site gives me so much hope for his future. I would love to know more about your independent living situation and how it works. My husband and I have decided to start a cooperative homestead at the end of next year to hopefully give him a chance to spend more time with us and outside. Thank you so more for chronicling this story and journey.

    • Thanks Julie, and good luck! you can write anytime and ask us questions… there are lots of different ways to do this! Check out ac-aa.org, agricultural communities for adults with autism, lots of families who are working on similar projects.

  9. My son is in a group home He is high functioning ths sounds like such a better option We would like o get connected to a family who is hoping to do this. We live n west Chester

  10. Maureen, we are having our first social group this Monday at Handicrafters, 7pm Feb 11…. And most of the people coming are young guys on the spectrum(Kevin is a little older but not much). The parents will be there as well. The goal is for these families to get to know each other so that they can create a living situatiion for their children… You should come! The meetings will be monthly from now on.

  11. Maureen McCarry

    Ok thanks we will try to be there

  12. I live in North Carolina and would love to start a place like this. I have no idea where to begin on planning a place like Juniper Hills. My son is on the Autism Spectrum and high functioning and this type of environment would be perfect for him and so many others I have met. I would love some input, advice, whatever I can get to get a place like this off the ground.

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