Hautism and Wilderwood
Synopsis: Hautism and Wilderwood celebrates the innate connection between autistic people and horses — and the program that embraces it.
Unique Programs for Autistic Adults and Children
Wilderwood’s equine-assisted programs are an innovative and integrative approach designed for autistic adults and children (aged 8 and up) to strengthen authentic self-perception, self-possibility, and self-realization through mind/body interoceptive and somatic understanding combined with the philosophy of Hautism, which embraces and celebrates the innate connection between horses and autistic people.
Wilderwood also rescues unwanted horses, provides them a lifetime loving home, and educates the community about horses and autism.
In 2022, Wilderwood’s programs will be offered throughout the year in a compressed, immersive format for adults and twelve-week sessions for children (aged 8 and up).
The outcomes for Wilderwood’s programs include measurable improvement in:
Self-awareness, confidence, and connection with others
Positive emotional regulation and management
Reduced emotional distress and anxiety
Achievement of personal goals and aspirations
Improved appreciation of mind/body interoception