Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Welcome to Rusty's Morningstar Ranch!

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, and the numbers are increasing. It is a neurological disorder that interferes with normal development of reasoning and communication skills. It changes the life of the person with autism, and it creates trepidation in the hearts of their family.

Historically, most of the focus has, of course, been on children, while there has been a dramatic shortage of programs and facilities for the adults whom those children one day become. Adults whose behaviors are so fragile, whose hold on the real world is often so tenuous, and whose now aging parents know all too well the frightening alternatives to leaving home. With the passing of time, those parents find it more and more difficult to maintain the painfully won gains made during the school years, once that support system is no longer present.

Now, there is help available. Rusty's Morningstar Ranch is an answer long sought, carefully planned, and implemented with a delicate sensitivity for families as well as Ranchers. We have almost ten acres of serene beauty where Rusty and the other Ranchers have begun their new life. Professional "helpers" see that they have meaningful work, build strong, caring relationships and are given the opportunity to get in touch with nature and themselves.

Our Mission

Rusty's Morningstar Ranch provides a safe, nurturing environment for adults with autism in a productive, "whole life" ranch setting, assuring quality and value to each individual according to his or her needs and abilities.


Rusty's Morningstar Ranch will be the finest example of residential care and the preferred resource for adults with autism. As we aspire to attain financial self-sufficiency, we will provide for the individual life-long needs of each resident in a Christian environment, with dignity and respect, through loving relationships, quality housing, exceptional staff, and creative, stimulating programs.