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Animals offer therapy, job skills for people with disabilities at Sunshine Coast hobby farm

When parents are faced with the news their child has a disability, it is often the beginning of a difficult journey to find the right help.Now, a hobby farm has been credited with changing the lives of people with disabilities — offering both therapy and the possibility of developing job skills.The farm is run by disability service Sunshine Butterflies at picturesque Cooroibah on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.Among its fans is 13-year-old Jasmin Green.She has a rare genetic disease called Dravet syndrome.Her mother Sue Paynter said prolonged epileptic fits had deprived Jasmin's brain of...

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