Farm planned for autistic adults
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) A West Carrollton woman is heading a $3-$4 million fundraising effort aimed at opening Ohio’s third agricultural community for adults with autism.
Nancy Bernotaitis heads Good Works Farm, a new non-profit that is planning to establish a working farm for autistic adults in southwest Ohio.
“We’re going to be fundraising for the next four years,” said Bernotaitis, former president of the Dayton chapter of the Autism Society of America.
Existing Ohio adult residential programs, at Safe Haven Farm near Middletown and Bittersweet Farms in the Toledo area, have waiting lists.
Meanwhile the prevalence of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder has grown by about 25 percent since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Already an estimated 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with autism — including more than 5,500 children in Ohio — making it the fastest-growing developmental disability, according to experts.
POLL SHOWS THE MOST RELIGIOUS TO LEAST RELIGIOUS CITIES IN AMERICA
The poll comes from the Gallup organization and is based on a specific question.
They asked people if faith was an important part of their lives and based the results on the percentage of people who said yes or no.
The winner for most religious goes to the city that Brigham Young University calls home, Provo Utah,
The city that answered no more than any other was Burlington, Vermont.
•Most religious: Provo-Orem, Utah (77%); Montgomery, Alabama (64); Jackson, Mississippi (64); Birmingham, Alabama (56); tied at 55 are Huntsville, Alabama; Holland, Michigan; Greenville, South Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Ogden, Utah.
•Least religious: Burlington, Vermont, (17); Boulder, Colorado (17); Manchester, New Hampshire (22); Portland, Maine (22); and Santa Rosa, California (23).
Overall 40% of Americans describe themselves as “very religious.”
31% say they are non-religious.
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