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Our Mission

What we believe & why

The mission of 3 Bluebirds Farm is to create an environmentally sustainable agricultural community of choice in Raleigh, 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 on a farm setting. 

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 on a farm setting. 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.

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Vision Statement: The goal of 3 Bluebirds Farm is to offer an individualized 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.

why a "farm"

The therapeutic benefits of life and work on a farm have been studied and documented for years. Along with its safer, quieter environment, and many opportunities for exercise, a farm gives individuals with autism a chance to do meaningful, purposeful work, which creates a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, farm work can easily be tailored to an individual’s interests and abilities.