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  • Susan Elko, Board President, Honored by the CCFWG

    The Barn at Spring Brook Farm’s Board President and cherished friend, Susan Elko, was honored on May 4th with the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls’ Kitchen Table Award. CCFWG established the Kitchen Table Award in 2011 to honor a Chester County woman who has made substantive contributions through service and/or philanthropy to improve… Read more »

  • The Barn is featured on PHL17’s IN FOCUS: Autism Awareness

    Make sure you check out Emily McClure, our Executive Director, and Dr. Page Buck from West Chester University as they share the work of The Barn on PHL17’s April 21st edition of IN FOCUS: Autism Awareness. The Eagles organization is in the spotlight for their Eagles Autism Challenge taking place on Saturday, May 19th at Lincoln… Read more »

  • The Barn featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

    New research is finding animals may help kids on the autism spectrum relate to other people Sabrina Opstbaum wasn’t expecting miracles when she started taking her daughter Reegan to the Barn at Spring Brook Farm, an animal-assisted intervention program for special needs children in West Chester. Like many kids on the autism spectrum, Reegan didn’t seem… Read more »

  • January 1st, 2017 | Thank you Sponsors!

    Thank you to the many sponsors that supported The Barn throughout 2016.  We would not have been able to fulfill our mission without you!  See a full list of sponsors here.  Please consider partnering with us again in 2017. If you have not had a chance to visit us and see your support in action, please… Read more »

  • The Barn in The Philadelphia Inquirer

    At The Barn, farm animals give kids with disabilities a boost October 21, 2016 —  Mary Clayton watched her daughter, Alannah, 10, stride confidently through the Barn at Spring Brook Farm and head to the pasture to walk her favorite miniature horse, Dreamer, while telling the filly about the week that had passed since her… Read more »

  • The Barn in The Daily Local News!

    POCOPSON >> Two years ago, the Barn at Spring Brook Farm, a facility that provides animal-assisted activities for children with disabilities, was all set to close. Codes officers found violations at the facility that would cost upward of $100,000 after a neighbor complained of noise… Read more here!