Betty’s Farm – Lima, OH


Betty’s Farm Expands Day Program for Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm in Lima is seeking interested individuals with autism and developmental disabilities to participate in the Day Program.  The Day Program is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 to 2:30 p.m.   The Day Program serves individuals ages 18 and older who benefit from the structure and support offered at Betty’s Farm.   The Day Program engages adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities in a habilitation and prevocational training model that employs meaning, motivation, aerobic activity, engagement, partnership, purpose, structure, and support.   The program offers many opportunities for developing social and vocational skills through community-based volunteering, creative arts, fiber arts (which includes weaving, sewing and quilting), woodworking, horticulture, social skill development and janitorial job training activities.  

Located in Lima, Ohio, Betty's Farm is an 88 acre farm that provides autism services and supports to residents from Allen County and surrounding counties.  

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Friday Night Fun & Social Living Club
These group sessions include hands-on activities for families and individuals to learn and develop social skills. Funding is private pay or Medicaid waiver. Some scholarships are available.
Please contact Rob Foreman at 419 999 9174 or for more information.

Summer Enrichment Program
This up to 6 week program is individualized to meet the needs of Extended School Year funding while also providing the recreational experience of a traditional summer camp. It is open to participants without ESY funding. Other sources of funds may be available. For questions or more information, contact Rob Foreman at 419 999 9174 or

Adult Day Habilitation Program for Adults
This service coordinates volunteer opportunities in the community for adults with autism spectrum disorders.  These volunteer opportunities include The ReStore, The Humane Society, The Equestrian Therapy Program, and donating food grown on the farm to Our Daily Bread.  

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Arrays of services are offered for adults to meet the individual needs of each person including habilitation and pre-vocational activities. Services are offered Monday through Friday. Programs include, but are not limited to, sewing, weaving, horticulture, woodworking, art (ceramics and bead work), kitchen, janitorial, and recycling. Day Program options are funded through Individualized Option and Level One Medicaid Waivers and private pay.

For more information about Betty's Farm, please contact Rob Foreman at 419 999 9174 or