Mandy's Special Farm (MSF) is a home for women with autism, autism tendencies, and related disorders. MSF is on a gorgeous 4.22 acres of land in the south valley of Albuquerque, NM. We have goats, chickens, guinea hens, turkeys, cats, a dog, and horses for riding and therapy. We also have a large organic garden, an orchard, pasture, and an indoor pool. We make it as homey as possible, with “family” dinners and a cozy house. We strive to make MSF more than just a place to live; it is a structured environment that fits well with those who have symptoms of autism. We bring in outside therapists and our staff is trained in the most current therapy techniques so the residents continually grow. We stress that MSF is the residents’ home; they help take care of it, doing simple chores around the house. They feed, groom, and tend to the animals, and even harvest the garden for fruits and vegetables they can eat and help prepare for meals.
MSF is currently funded by the NM Developmental Disabilities Waiver program. Non-residents of NM have the option of private paying until they qualify for the Waiver program. Please call or email for more information.