We get by with a little help from our furry friends
Animals have become an intrinsic part of the disability community. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent.
Here's what we did in 2013. Stay tuned for 2014!
Assistance Dogs Demonstration
Presented by Deborah G. Krotenberg, Esq., Canine Assistants
More than ever service dogs are meeting the needs of people with various disabilities. At this demonstration you'll see a few of the tasks dogs can perform as they work with their human partners to achieve independence. The presenter will also share the many ways that service dogs can support people with disabilities and share with you the process for obtaining a dog for yourself or someone you love. The presenting organization, Canine Assistants, is a not-for-profit program that trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. Jennifer Arnold founded Canine Assistants in 1991 after she had been diagnosed with MS and required the help of a wheelchair. She is uniquely familiar with the value of service dogs. Learn more at www.canineassistants.org.
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Mini Horses in Booth #515
All Day, Every Day
Presented by Special Equestrians of Georgia
Come and see the adorable mini horses--about the size of a Great Dane--at the Special Equestrians of Geogia booth (#515). The mission of Special Equestrians of Georgia is to provide a nurturing therapeutic environment using the positive power of the horse to help individuals facing physical, emotional, developmental, and mental challenges. They provide a supportive environment that empowers all types of clients and riders through equine assisted activities to reach their full potential.