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Betty’s Farm to offer photography class to people with Autism

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The Social Living Club at Betty's Farm in Lima is excited to announce the newest activity: a photography class! The six week photography class will be taught by local photographer, Robert Foreman. Members of the SLC will learn the basics of photography, with an emphasis on nature photography.

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LIMA – The Social Living Club (SLC) at Betty’s Farm is offering a photography class to adolescents and adults with autism. The six week photography class will be taught by a local photographer. Members of the SLC will learn the basics of photography, with an emphasis on nature photography. (download flyer)

Bettys Farm in Lima Ohio Photography for Autism

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Robert Foreman, Community Outreach Specialist for Betty’s Farm says, “Capturing a special moment through the lens of a camera can open up a whole new world. Photography can be another opportunity for individuals with autism to learn and develop communication skills. A photography class will be a great way for adolescents with autism to build confidence and develop fine motor skills, concentration, and cooperative learning. We are very excited to offer this opportunity to participants in the SLC.”

Betty’s Farms’ SLC provides recreational, community, and social opportunities for individuals with autism. The photography class will be held at Betty’s Farm in Lima, Ohio. The cost of the six sessions will be $35.00 and will need to be paid in advance. SLC participants must be able to participate in the activity independently or with the appropriate support staff provided by the family. Participants are required to bring their own camera. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Robert Foreman at 419.205.2841 or rforeman@bittersweetfarms.org.

Dates of the six week photography class are as follows: August 8, 15, 22, 29; September 12, 19

The time of each class is as follows: Ages 13-18: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Ages 19+: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Scholarships for SLC are provided by the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism.

The mission of Bittersweet, Inc. is to positively impact the lives of individuals with autism and those whose lives they touch.

For more information, visit bittersweetfarms.org.