Legacy Farms is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing garden-based training and foundational work skills support for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental and social challenges.
Our vision is to be a well-recognized, positive presence within our communities and a leading provider of agrarian based vocational training, employment services, and day support for individuals with autism.
Our core behaviors will help guide our way.
- We commit to doing all we can to find competitive employment opportunities that fit the skills and strengths for all who desire to work.
- We commit to provide programs and services that guide individuals with Autism toward leading meaningful lives.
- We provide the opportunity to become a productive member of our community.
- We recognize change and respond constructively to each individual’s needs.
- We treat individuals with respect and compassion.
- We create a positive and accepting environment.
- We encourage altruism and service to our communities.
Our Core Values
All persons have worth and dignity.
Each person is unique and learns in their own way; it is our job to instruct in a way they understand and best absorb, to provide the right environment for them to learn and to allow the needed time it takes to do so.
Everyone deserves a chance to do meaningful work in a competitive work environment.
Positive community relations facilitate our mission.
Good business practices are essential for success.
Quality service means effective, accessible service.
Fair human resource management promotes quality service.
- To provide agrarian based workshops and programs that serve up to 30 participants each season and lead to the employment of at least one-third of those who apply.
- To inspire our students to get involved with the community and remain a part of the Legacy Farms family as volunteer farmers and teaching assistants.
- To encourage altruism by donating a portion of food grown to local food banks and others who serve the community.
- To raise awareness and advocate for the need of more full-time/part-time employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in Loudoun County.