HT Techniques & Vocational Skills for Children with Autism
PROGRAM THEME: The Allegro School Greenhouse, Horticultural Therapy and Vocational Training Programs: Working with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
The Allegro School provides quality education and support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who live at home with their families. Allegro offers students a wide range of services that focus on quality of life, maximizing each individual's potential, and preparing them for an adulthood in which they are prepared to function productively in the community.
The Allegro School Greenhouse Program offers students an extraordinary Horticultural Therapy and Vocational Training opportunity in a 100% organic commercial grade greenhouse and outdoor garden. The program provides students with hands-on, multi-sensory learning experiences in a natural setting. Students learn to apply basic scientific and mathematical principles throughout the harvesting process such as measuring and computation. Students regularly participate in a host of activities including but not limited to composting, watering, pruning, potting and labeling. All of these activities help build students’ fine motor skills, hand strength and hand-eye coordination. At the conclusion of each harvest, all plants and flowers are sold or donated with proceeds going to maintenance and operating costs for the greenhouse.
During our visit we will tour the garden and greenhouse, hear an overview of Allegro's Greenhouse Program, and experience a hands-on demonstration of a common activity the students are taught, as well as the method used for documentation. This will be an opportunity to observe how students with Autism Spectrum Disorder benefit and thrive through participation in a professional horticultural therapy program.
As always, there'll be plenty of time for networking and lunch. Space is limited for this event so please register early!
To make it easier than ever to register for a MAHTN Networking Event, we offer online credit card processing.
EVENT REGISTRATION FEES:
Current Members - $15
HT Students - $10 (Proof of student status required for non-members)
Non-Members - $20
A HEALTHY LUNCH
Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register.
QUESTIONS: Contact Ann Fahey for more information.
The Allegro School
125 Ridgedale Ave,
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927