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Assistance dogs information session Sept. 26

Posted 09/21/17

Learn about the National Education for Assistance Dogs Service (NEADS) program at a free presentation at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Hammond Hall, room G01. The talk is sponsored by Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA).

John Moon, from NEADS Service Dogs in Princeton, will join us to share how service dogs, properly trained and matched with their human partners, are able to lighten the load of "simple everyday tasks" most of us take for granted. He will discuss how NEADS dogs can help children with autism, veterans grappling with PTSD or a physical injury, adults with hearing or vision impairment, and even how teachers working with special needs children can interact with NEADS dogs in the classroom. Moon will also review the successful NEADS inmate training program that utilizes inmates as dog trainers.

Students in education, nursing, human services, criminal justice or the new deaf studies minor will be interested in this event. For more information, contact the ALFA office.

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