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Social clubs for teens and young adults

Learning to Fly


Take Flight Clubs


Take Flight Clubs (TFC), a division of 3 Bluebirds Farm, are a host of community-based programs for teens & young adults with intellectual and developmental learning differences to build social skills, community and life-long friendships in a loving and supportive environment. 


The uniqueness of our programs is that we adjust to the changing needs of our participants. Our goal is to deliver services that support the unique needs of teens with social differences.


3 Bluebirds Farm offers opportunities to practice life skills and social skills through our Take Flight Clubs:

Pizza & Movie Nights at the farm  Bowling Cooking Classes Art, Music & Dance 

 Gardening Holiday Events Restaurant Outings Volunteer Days -- Giving Back to the Community 

 And much more as our programs continue to expand! 

Steps to Join the Take Flight Club

1. Verify that you or your teen/young adult meets the below Criteria in order to participate

We understand that you know yourself or your child the best and we feel confident that you know whether or not you or your child will gain a meaningful experience from one of our social clubs. However, we also fully understand that there are individuals who "fall in the middle," and if you need our guidance in helping you with your decision, we are more than happy to help. If you have questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to give us a call. 

TFC Participation Criteria 

Criteria for Participants (teen or young adult on the autism spectrum demonstrates all of the following):

  • Does not require a 1:1 aide. 

  • Does not eat inedible objects (Pica)

  • Ability to participate in activities without disruptive behaviors that interrupt the event.

  • Can be paired with other participants.

  • Willingness and ability to participate in group activities that require conversational skills.

  • Ability to follow verbal directions.

  • Usually is able to verbalize wants and needs.

  • Independence in all daily living skills (toileting, eating, dressing).

  • Ability to remain in open space without wandering or running.

Individuals who are not candidates for TFC

  • Is non-verbal, or mostly non-verbal, and does not consistently respond to requests or instructions.

  • Is unable to participate in a reciprocal conversation with others and/or answer open-ended questions.

  • Requires 1:1 supervision at all or most times.

  • Unable to verbalize wants and needs.

  • Tendency to wander or run away. 

  • Noise sensitivity, or tendency to become easily over-stimulated and stressed.

  • Tendency to have “meltdowns.”

2. Apply

If this is your first time, or your child’s first time participating then we must have an application packet on file, so please click on the link below and fill out all information and submit. The link will automatically take you to 3 forms upon submitting: Application, COVID-19 Protocols, and our Agritourism & Equine Waivers. 

Note: We must have all completed Information before you can register your child for a program. Thank you!

Click Here to Apply

3. Sign Up for the next Event

We need all new and returning participants to register for EACH Take Flight Club if you wish to participate. Please click on the appropriate link below to register yourself or your teen/young adult.

Saturday, March 11th

March's TFC will be participating in the famous annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade! Come join us on our 3BBF float and wave at the crowd as we roll through the streets of Raleigh. Make sure to wear green!
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