Progress to Date

Funds Raised 2020: $102,556

18% of ATPF 2020 Operating Budget

Children Screened: 20,602

SLP Students Trained at SJSU: 2,300

Heart and Hooves Therapy workshops are sponsored by 1 FUR 1 Foundation as a collaboration with ATPF to help give the ASD community the ability to be outside in a conducive learning environment with the use of mini therapy horses and other farm animals. These workshops are geared towards children, teens and families with ASD and is a different way to work on communication skills, 1-2 step instruction, transition, independent tasks, responsibility, courage, respect, patience, focus, listening, teamwork, confidence as well as sensory issues with different textures, smells and sounds. Our workshop gives the individual the opportunity to interact and engage with a mini horse 1 on 1 with an HHT handler that helps teach the basic safety rules, horses knowledge, how to correctly lead the horse and how to groom the horse. Games are offered to help work on different skills, taking turns and meeting new friends. Once done they get to meet and greet with other farm animals such as a goat, pig, cow, chickens and a cocktail bird. After that they get to have a refreshing and healthy snack, drink and enjoy the ranch!