Turning Pointe Autism Foundation has partnered with Kids Golf Foundation to offer recreation opportunities to our current students and program participants.

The Kids Golf Foundation was established in 1998 by entrepreneurs and golf enthusiasts, Jerry Rich and Don Springer. The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois is dedicated to bringing the sport of golf into the lives of children and providing them with opportunities for personal growth.

Growing the game for people of all abilities is a continued objective for the Kids Golf Foundation. The goal is to improve the students’ lives and introduce them to new skills.

Students at Turning Pointe Autism Foundation are currently learning the fundamentals of golf. Training sessions are hosted for Turning Pointe faculty (including non-golfers) to learn life skills instruction and swing fundamentals with SNAG (Starting New At Golf) equipment. The colorful, oversized tools make starting the game fun and encourage a high success rate. A curriculum and activity layouts are created as a guideline knowing that each student will have modifications to best help them succeed.

In the future, mentoring days will be offered where special needs youth can experience a therapeutic time at Rich Harvest Farms using the many amenities available, including golf, fishing, horse stable tours, and museum tours.