We are a non-profit organization in Elgin, TX serving Central Texas autism families FREE OF CHARGE.
Founded by Rupert Isaacson in 2007, since its inception our organization has helped hundreds of Central Texas families and – through our satellite centers – thousands more families across the USA. It all started when Elgin-ite Rupert first took his son into the saddle with him on their Quarter Horse mare Betsy, and found that his obsessive behaviors simply fell away: he even learned to speak on Betsy’s back.
Over the past 7 years Rupert and his team have developed a range of Methods that help autistic kids communicate, as well as helping them with academics through kinetic learning – methods that are now endorsed by the University of Texas and school districts in both the USA and Europe.
Our organization now trains hundreds of people per year in our two main approaches: Horse Boy Method (working with kids and horses), and Horse Boy Learning (using play-based, occupational, and behavioral methodologies to make homeschool/classroom environments more autism friendly).
The Horse Boy Fest is not only intended to raise funds for the foundation to enable us to keep offering services FREE OF CHARGE to Central Texas families. It is also intended to celebrate the many gifts of autism and raise awareness