The overall mission of Westonwood Ranch is to fill the gap in transition services as young adolescents enter adulthood. Its central focus is to utilize the medium of agriculture to provide meaningful pre-vocational training, social opportunities for young individuals on the autism spectrum via hands on mentoring and specific skill training in a safe, nurturing, green farm environment. Students experience continuing opportunities to explore and expand their interests through participation in fine arts and crafts, agricultural and equestrian activities, as well as opportunities to integrate with community members through internships, community volunteering and employment. There is also a focus on individual health and well-being which makes our program a truly unique model.
A Unique Partnership
Westonwood Ranch, Inc is a Florida 501 c (3) non-profit corporation in the heart of Walton County established in 2017.
Our unique staffing model will employ job coaches trained in the principles behavioral therapy. Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) will collaborate with our program to provide therapeutic staff. ECAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2009 as a therapy-based, year-round private school and therapy center that serves the needs of Walton, Okaloosa and surrounding counties.
For more information about ECAC's programs for children with autism, please visit http://www.ecautismcenter.org