• MN Autism
  • Riding Camp
  • Kathryn Nordberg Erik
  • Horseback Riding MT
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Welcome to Erik’s Ranch & Retreats. A solution that was born out of love. And need. We proudly offer a first-of-its kind living, working and social environment for young adults with autism. Not only are both locations home to young adults with autism, but what sets Erik’s Ranch & Retreats apart is that these young adults operate the boutique-style guest accommodations at our two destination locations: the Retreat in Edina, Minn., and Erik’s Ranch, in Paradise Valley, Mont.

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    About Erik

    Erik is a young adult on the autism spectrum with limited communication skills and a gentle spirit peppered with humor. He enjoys skiing, singing, swimming, horseback riding and many other activities with his sisters and family. Sharing these activities creates deep and enjoyable relationships for his family rooted in love, respect and common interests. Like many on the autism spectrum, Erik cannot live alone. He needs the support, structure and nurturing environment that Erik's Ranch & Retreats provides. And he deserves the chance for a meaningful life on his own terms that we provide, for him and so many others like him, at his new home.

    Our Mission

    Erik’s Ranch & Retreats provides safe and unequaled living, working, social and recreational environments for young adults with autism, using its guiding principles of lifelong learning, individual community building and bidirectional integration through voluntourism. We’re committed to giving these individuals a rewarding life on their own terms, experiencing dignity, compassion and the joy of continuing possibility.