Social Living Club

Bittersweet Farms is accepting applications for the new Social Living Club (SLC).  The SLC is a recreational program that will provide community activities for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.     

Special thank you to the Waterville Community Foundation for providing scholarship opportunities to the individuals in the Social Living Club.

Social Living Club - Northwest Ohio

Flag Football with Dome NFL Competitive Flag Football League

Bittersweet’s Social Living Club (SLC) will be offering a one-of-kind experience for teens with autism and developmental disabilities.  Beginning August 27, the SLC will be partnering with the Dome NFL Competitive Flag Football League to offer a flag football program.  The program will teach the basics of flag football, which includes the rules of the game, equipment checks, safe stretching, and team drills. 

The six-week program will be on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, located at 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.  The cost for the program is $100.  Scholarship opportunities from ProMedica, the Waterville Community Foundation, and the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism are available.   SLC participants must be able to participate in the activity independently, or with the appropriate support staff provided by the family. 

For more information about the SLC program, please contact Heidi LeGrand at 419.875.6986, ext. 1204 or hlegrand@bittersweetfarms.org.    

Click here to download the registration form! 

Become a Teen Mentor for Bittersweet's Social Living Club! 

Bittersweet is looking for teen mentors to volunteer their time with Bittersweet’s Social Living Club (SLC)! 

As a Mentor, you will have the opportunity to change the life of another person in a meaningful, lasting way.  By enrolling as a Mentor, you will teach individuals with social delays how to be a better friend by modeling and teaching good friendship behaviors. These behaviors include teaching how to maintain eye contact, have a conversation, ask and answer questions, compromise, be a “good sport,” and take other people’s perspectives.  

We are looking for Mentors who have a genuine desire to teach others.  Applicants should be social, friendly, outgoing, and patient.  We hope this is you! We’ll make your experience fun and remember that you’ll be participating in all our activities!   

BSF SLC Golf 8Andrew Kranjec shares his experience as a teen mentor:

"I initially started mentoring when I got a volunteering assignment in school. We were told to step out of our comfort zones and try something new.  With that in the back of my mind I decided to try mentoring with Bittersweet Farms. The first class I particiated in was a cooking class. The person who I worked beside was named Duncan. He was a very optimistic person, who seemed to really like cooking, but he would rarely eat what he would cook. I had a great time working beside him, he always brought a smile to my face, and hopefully I brought a smile to his face as well. I think that being a mentor is really just about being a friend, someone to talk to, laugh with, and just have fun with. As I said earlier, I started because of a school assignment, but I stayed because of the people, smiling faces, and the fun.Everyone that I have met and become friends with, are all just wonderful people, they are energetic, nice, funny, and most importantly friendly."

Contact us at 419 875 6986 for more information.