Individual Programs

Click here to register for the Fall Individual Program

Individual Program (IP) enables children with disabilities to participate in animal-assisted and nature-based activities, one hour a week during the fall and spring. While matched with a trained volunteer, children engage in a variety of hands on activities designed to match their interests and goals. Children gain confidence while performing traditional backyard tasks such as gardening, grooming, feeding, and exercising the animals. They also engage in activities designed to cultivate communication, socialization, safety awareness, and most importantly, FUN!

Families work with our Program Manager to set goals and track progress over the term. Each child works one-on-one with a trained volunteer with the goal of complementing existing therapies and targeting focus areas. Progress reports and individualized goal tracking is provided to families at the end of the term.

For Fall 2024, we will run two 6- week sessions.

Program Dates:    August 26th to October 4th       and    October 7th to November 15th

**There will be no sessions on: Monday September 2nd, Wednesday October 9th, Thursday 10th, Friday October 11th, and Monday October 14th**
*There will be makeup days November 18th- November 27th*

The Individual Program runs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 2 -6 pm.

(Pilot Teen Individual Program will be on Wednesdays this Fall.)

Available time slots:

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Sign ups are on a first come, first served basis! Acceptance into the program is based on review of the IP application and an on-site visit at The Barn at Spring Brook Farm with our Program Manager.

Cost for one Individual Program session is $210.

A Non-Refundable Deposit of $21 (per session) is due at the time of the application.


Review our Parent Checklist for items required for the Individual Program.

Please complete prior to start of Individual Program on February 23rd:

If you are in need of financial aid for the Individual Program, fill out the 2024 Individual Programs Request for Financial Aid Form.

Tours and more information are available by contacting us.

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