Timeline

1996

Mandy’s Farm is Established as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization

Founded by Ruthie and David Robbins and named for their daughter Amanda (“Mandy”), the original aim of Mandy’s Farm was to provide high-quality 24-hour community living services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2000

Mandy’s Farm opens on four acres in Albuquerque’s South Valley

Mandy’s Farm becomes the first residential facility in the United States designed with an emphasis on adult autism.

2008

State Funding Granted

Mandy’s Farm is granted a contract through the Department of Health and the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division to provide community services for adults with disabilities.

2013

Day Services and Supported Employment Programs Established

Mandy’s Farm creates an innovative new Day Services program, providing more individuals with an environment conducive to lifelong learning.   Additionally, Mandy’s expands into Supported Employment, providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to find integrated community employment at minimum wage or higher.

2013

Residential Expansion to Second Supported Living Home

Mandy’s Farm expands to support additional residents by securing a second property in the South Valley. On just under three acres, this beautiful home serves four more adults with Developmental Disabilities.

2014

Day Services Expands to include Appaloosa Art Space

Mandy’s Farm Appaloosa Art Space opens due to popular demand and a growing waiting list. Located in Nob Hill, Appaloosa Art Space is a program that provides inclusive workshops for adults in the Albuquerque community.

2015

Mandy’s Farm Receives CARF Accreditation

Mandy’s Farm receives a 3-year Accreditation from CARF International.

2016

Mandy’s Farm Begins Providing Customized In-Home Supports

Mandy’s Farm begins supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities who live with family or surrogate families in the community.

2017

Residential Expansion to Third Supported Living Home

Mandy’s Farm expands to support additional residents by securing a third property in the Northeast Heights.  This beautiful home will provide a caring and safe environment for four additional individuals with Developmental Disabilities to live in.