The program has resulted in an on-boarding and support framework that allowed SunPork Farms to place autistic adults into fully integrated, full or part-time employment, on our farms in Queensland and South Australia.
An evaluation of the Autism and Agriculture pilot program by Curtin University, on behalf of the Autism CRC, provided recommendations to the wider agriculture industry to extend the employment model and animal welfare strategy across Australia and the world.
Some of our goals:
- To identify and employ the diverse skills and talents of autistic adults in animal care.
- To develop innovative solutions that continue to provide optimal welfare for livestock.
- To build capacity within the agricultural sector to employ autistic adults.