AHEAD With Horses Inc
About This Organization
Results (outcomes) oriented, AHEAD (Accelerated Habilitation Education And Development) WITH HORSES INC. has an over 45-year history of providing unique, innovative, highly motivating and effective developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and the environment to disabled, disadvantaged and other special-needs children and has earned recognition educationally, medically and scientifically. AWH has an impeccable reputation fiscally and programmatically and for its commitment to excellence. AWH’s mission is to: Maximize potential of disabled/disadvantaged/special-needs children providing developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and related experiences, with measurable improvement physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally resulting in increased self-sufficiency and the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives. Through vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse), even severely disabled children learn and achieve. Two unique aspects of this therapy are the immediacy of response and visibility of its effectiveness across multiple domains (motor, communication, cognitive, social, emotional, self-help, vocational). Predicated on the philosophy that everyone can learn and achieve, the emphasis is on working with those that others feel lack the ability to respond. Most have not responded to traditional forms of therapy and/or education, or are not eligible for other services. Ahead With Horses fills this gap. AWH documented history of effectiveness includes many dramatic responses such as walking or speaking for the first time but it is best told in the success of EVERY CHILD! AWH has an unrivaled history of effectiveness with autism- a devastating disability that has now reached crisis proportions affecting more children than cerebral palsy. Few, if any services are available. Ahead With Horses serves hundreds of children of all disabilities each year through on-going therapy, with field trips and special events/activities (Costume Day/Halloween, Santa Horse, Children’s Annual Demonstration and Photo FUN DAY, etc.) AWH serves individuals throughout the greater Los Angeles area, with a primary base in Shadow Hills and a mobile program site at Sullivan Canyon in Brentwood, targeting children with multiple and severe disabilities who have no other services or who have not responded to other therapy or education. AHEAD stands for Accelerated Habilitation Education And Development. We receive much more than we give. Those who we are privileged to work with teach us all that we know! We depend on the validation and support of the public. Donations of any amount are accepted. All donations are very much appreciated!