Dream Catcher Meadows is a green care farm animal sanctuary with a mission to provide social, educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The farm provides a low-stress setting where visitors can embrace human neurodiversity, while learning about environmental conservation and regeneration practices and experiencing the healing rhythms of nature and animals. Our model is inclusive, with programs available to neurodevelopmentally diverse individuals (neurotypical & atypical).
Our vision promotes the concept of “One Health” – that human health is inextricably linked to environmental health – beginning prior to conception through the life course.
We achieve our mission by promoting awareness about the leading, preventable cause of neurodevelopmental conditions – prenatal alcohol exposure and operating an inclusive green care farm animal sanctuary, Dream Catcher Meadows.
Our approach fosters connection between people and the natural agricultural biosphere, providing social, vocational and social opportunities for young people with FASD/ND-PAE and other neurodevelopmental differences.
These experiences in nature and with animals help balance the natural human rhythms by reducing stress responses; boosting self-confidence, creativity & resiliency; promoting self-regulation and internal resources; and engendering understanding, compassionate, and collaboration between neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals.