We run weekly playdates for local autism families. Activities involve horse back riding, painting, water, small animals and other fun outdoor activities.
If you come and volunteer you will be directly working with a child trying to help them communicate and learn according to goals previously discussed with the child's caregivers.
To learn more about us please read below;
Help Autism Families and those with other Neuro-Psychiatric Conditions
Our non-profit has existed since 2007 with a simple mission: to bring the healing effects of horses, movement, nature and supportive community to autism families, at risk youth, veterans with PTSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, chronic pain, and all related conditions free of charge.
The science behind our Method of retraining the brain is well proven. We are leaders in the field of kinetic learning and partner with several universities - both in the USA (University of Texas, Belmont University), and Europe (Osnabruek, Gothenburg, Bologna, Nottingham Trent, Edinburgh) - to keep developing modalities for not just autism but every condition that involves the nervous system and the brain.
Because of this we now have three main programs:
- Horse Boy Method which calms the nervous system and activates the learning centers of the brain through specific rocking and balancing movements on horseback;
- Horse Boy Learning which achieves the same effects through play equipment - and which teaches the national curriculum (K-12) while in movement;
- Movement Method: basic brain retraining for any neuro-cognitive disorder (works great for 'normal' brains too!) which can be done anywhere any time - classrooms, living rooms, parks, gardens, even on your couch at home.
Foundation services: Playdates, camps, scholarships/grants for Practitioner trainings and therapy centers
We try to never let money stand in the way of services. The autism/therapy world is notorious for being ruinously expensive for affected families.
At our New Trails Center in Austin Texas we don't charge local families a penny for weekly services.
In addition we also subsidize families to go to camps in Texas, at our satellite locations in North America, the UK and Europe and we also offer scholarships for training in our various methods for would-be practitoners and mentors looking to serve families.