Blooming Benefits for People with Autism

We’ve written a few times about Roses for Autism – the Guilford, Connecticut rose farm that has been converted into a vocational training/employment facility for adults with autism.

You can support their efforts by voting in Cultivate Wines’ grant program.

All proceeds from rose sales and other income is reinvested back into Roses for Autism in order to serve more people in the vocational training and employment program. Every dollar makes a difference. Roses for Autism is teaching transferable skills that lead to successful employment.

Vote now: Farm Offers Blooming Benefits for People with Autism – Cultivate Wines.

Ribbon Cutting at Roses for Autism

Coverage of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Roses for Autism, a Guilford, Connecticut rose farm that not only provides individuals on the autism spectrum the chance to learn the skills necessary to maintain meaningful employment, but also serves as a model that can be replicated nationwide to develop unique opportunities for them as a whole new competitive workforce.

Guest include:

  • Thomas Fanning, Ability Beyond Disability
  • Lori Gregan, Roses for Autism
  • Connecticut State Representative Patricia Widlitz
  • Tom Pinchbeck, Pinchbeck Rose Farm
  • Jim Lyman
  • Guilford First Selectman Jim Mazza
  • Connecticut State Senator Ed Meyer
  • and Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy

For more information on Roses for Autism, please visit their website at

Video produced by Tony Fappiano for Guilford Community Television.

Autism Awareness: What Happens When They Grow Up?

The fifth in GCTV’s Autism Awareness series, focusing on adults living with autism spectrum disorders.

Guests include:

  • Sara Reed, ASCONN
  • Thomas Fanning, President and CEO, Abilities Beyond Disability
  • James Lyman, Pinchbeck Rose Farm
  • Anthony Recck, Special Needs Financial Planner, Barnum Financial Group

Video produced by Tony Fappiano and directed by Donald Baechler for Guilford Community Television.