Farming Provides Opportunities for People with Autism

Modern Farmer reports on four agricultural-based programs that provide job opportunities for people with autism in Ohio, Virginia, and Indiana.

Farming provides a “terrific skill match” for those with autism, says Jan Pilarski, who, along with her son, founded Green Bridge Growers in Mishawaka, Indiana. “We work with them to develop their potential in all we do.” Pilarski says that the workers’ strengths, such as sticking to a routine, following instructions, and going through specific steps to complete a task, are a great match.