Community Inclusion Program

Autistic youths are recruited and trained as apprentices, acquiring the skills of Aquaponics farming. Through the concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), they can be engaged in employment in aquaponics and related fields of employment.

Aims

  • Provide various internship opportunities for autistic students
  • Let students know more about their interested occupations (e.g. high-tech farmers, research assistants, farm managers,
    kitchen assistants, catering staff, venue managers, and retail packaging.)

Aquaponics and Autism

  • Aquaponics is relatively  modular and structured, making it easier for autistic students to master
  • Aquaponics is one of the high-tech farming methods which is easier than traditional agriculture, and has shorter working hours
  • The social and communication skills of autistic students are improved through collaboration and communication at work
  • Green living has a positive impact on mood, helping autistic youths to maintain emotional stability.
  • The demand of  science and technology in agriculture is increasing, and equipped with the skills, autistics can will enhance their employment opportunities.

Service Target

Special Education Needs(SEN) or Autistic Youths aged 16-25.

Social Impact

  • Increase community awareness and understanding of autism
  • Enhance skills and employment opportunities for autistic youth
  • Expand and show the possibilities of urban agriculture
  • Promote the positive impact of green living on body and mind
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