What we believe and why
The mission of 3 Bluebirds Farm (formerly 3 Irish Jewels Farm) is to create an environmentally sustainable agricultural community of choice in the Triangle of NC, where adults on the autism spectrum can live dignified and meaningful lives with support. Additionally, to offer individualized day camp and track-out programs to school-aged children with autism (Camp Bluebird, a division of 3 Bluebirds Farm), in which they can thrive and continue to grow and learn socially, physically and intellectually.
The mission of Camp Bluebird is to nurture each child on the autism spectrum as a whole; emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually; encouraging exploration and appreciation of the world around them while learning through play. We have a dedicated, creative and professional staff working in a safe and stimulating environment for children. We focus on three primary objectives: Social skills, play skills, and life skills.
Vision Statement: The goal of 3 Bluebirds Farm is to offer a person-centered home to adults with autism in which they can thrive and continue to grow and learn. The tranquil agricultural setting will provide a well structured residence with safety, cohesiveness and serenity. Well-trained co-workers who are familiar with the resident farmers’ special needs will assist the farmers in learning and discovering new skills, encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. In turn, the resident farmers will experience appropriate and rewarding work, along with organized leisure time and social activities.
As a community within a larger community, 3 Bluebirds Farm will strive to educate the general public about autism awareness and will invite community members to volunteer in farming activities and special events. 3 Bluebirds Farm will collaborate with the many universities and schools around the Triangle and provide internships, classes, volunteer opportunities, as well as educational workshops and support groups to the general public.
Our long-term goal is to create a pilot program in the Triangle of NC, nurture it and grow it to the best it can possibly be, and then open more around the state, and then around the country. Because we know that we will be at capacity within just moments of opening, and there is a need for hundreds more of 3BBFs around the country. Please join us in making this happen... our fellow brothers and sisters with autism depend upon us.