Sojourn’s founder and executive director, Barbara Mulry, knows the needs of families with children with special needs first hand. She continues to be an advocate for her brother who has autism and who lives in a group home. She is his legal guardian, along with her sister, and together they are partners in ensuring that his life remains rewarding for him.
Mrs. Mulry is a special education teacher and has worked with many children and their families in areas that include students on the autism spectrum, students with sensory integration challenges, students with severe conduct disorders, opposition defiant disorder, emotional/social challenges, anxiety, students with Down syndrome, and students with various low incidence handicaps or multiple challenge students. In addition to her passion for supporting ALL children, Mrs. Mulry found her own form of therapy with volunteering at a local center where she was introduced to the idea of equines supporting individuals with special needs. Five years and several horses later, she decided to begin the task of opening a center.