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Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) partners with families, universities, governments, and businesses to create a more inclusive world for adults with autism. MHAF also operates Madison Fields, a farm in Dickerson, MD that offers riding lessons to individuals with special needs, wounded veterans, and the broader community. 500,0000... Read more

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Madison Fields: We’re Seeking Spring and Summer Riders (VIDEO)

Hello, and thank you for reading our first post on MyMCMedia! We’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We’re Madison House Autism Foundation, headquartered in Rockville, MD. For nearly a decade, we’ve been addressing issues affecting adults with autism over the age of 21. We’re working within Montgomery County and nationally to provide opportunities for those with autism and their families.

Madison Fields, our gorgeous 400-acre farm in Dickerson, MD was given to our foundation in the summer of 2014. The farm provides a rural experience unlike any other. It features a state-of-the-art riding stable, bank barn, corn crib, chicken coop, tenant housing, a guest house, a historic farmhouse, and two fully-enclosed out buildings. There’s always something exciting happening on the farm, including community events, recreational and therapeutic programming, field trips, and even “meet and greets” with our adorable mini horses!

Watch the video below to learn more about Madison Fields:

Our riding program at Madison Fields welcomes all students, including children and adults with special needs and wounded veterans. We also offer guided trail rides for those who are interested. We’d love for you and your family to visit, learn, and grow with us. Lodging is available for longer stays at the farm.

We’re currently seeking riders for spring and summer! Click here to fill out our contact form or call our office at 301.349.4007 for more information on programs, activities, lodging, and volunteering at Madison Fields. Here we are on the map:


Our goal is to build a thriving agricultural community that embraces acceptance, neurodiversity, and inclusion. With the incredible support of Montgomery County residents and beyond, we’re on our way to achieving this. We rely on your generosity to provide riding scholarships, care for the property and animals, and grow. If you’d like to contribute to Madison Fields, click here to donate. Thank you so much for your support!

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Shannon Doty

About Shannon Doty

A Maryland native, Shannon Doty has been working directly with children and adults with disabilities for nearly a decade. Obtaining her degree in psychology from UMBC, her greatest goal is to use digital storytelling and education to build a more inclusive world for people with disabilities. Shannon oversees Madison House Autism Foundation's Digital Media initiatives, including the #Imagine21 series, a mini-documentary film project that brings awareness to issues impacting the lives of adults with autism in the U.S.


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