All Abilities Goat Ramble

by Walt Maguire
Posted 5/20/21

The Philadelphia Goat Project has a monthly All Abilities Goat Ramble. Described on their website as a “A monthly, inclusive, and sensory-friendly space for folks with disabilities and their friends/family” the ramble is designed for children with special needs.

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The Philadelphia Goat Project has a monthly All Abilities Goat Ramble. Described on their website as a “A monthly, inclusive, and sensory-friendly space for folks with disabilities and their friends/family” the ramble is designed for children with special needs.

Karen Krivit, director of the Goat Project, has a background in social work, and started the Project as a form of therapy. Animal-based activities seemed a way to expand support in a way that had fewer social barriers and could bring autistic people into more of a relation to the community. There are frequent community walks for anyone who wants to hang out with goats, but the monthly ramble is especially tailored to children or young adults who might want to get out of the house for a low-pressure social setting. (They will even walk a goat over to the car.)

The year-round rambles are funded in part by the Project’s other activities, such as private parties and grazing rentals. A popular fundraiser is the occasional goat art auction in which paintings by the goats (yes, the goats) are auctioned off.

All Abilities Goat Ramble, takes place year-round, monthly, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Farm at Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh St. Summer dates are: May 22, June 5, July 10 and August 7. Goat rambles are free, but registration is required at phillygoatproject.org.

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