Talmer Bank and Trust
Mary and Larry Collette were disappointed with the available programming and employment opportunities available to their autistic son Greg when he completed his public school education at age 26. There was very little meaningful work and little to allow Greg to grow socially and interact with others. In the program search for Greg, they learned of a working farm for autism in the Toledo, Ohio area named Bittersweet Farm. Mary and Larry visited the farm several times and after careful thought they, along with other parents and professionals, decided to establish a similar program to serve the Macomb, St. Clair county area. However the new farm would serve all developmental disabilities.