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.
More than ever assistance dogs are meeting the needs of people with different disabilities. Meet several assistance dogs and their human partners. Watch them demonstrate the many ways they work together to achieve independence in various areas of their lives. Following the demo, join us to learn some of the basic commands for the dogs.
Capuchin monkeys are wonderful service animals for adults with significant mobility impairments as the result of spinal cord and other injuries/illnesses. Learn about Helping Hands capuchin monkeys: how they are trained, the tasks they perform, the benefits of the human/service monkey bond, and eligibility requirements for potential applicants. A film will be shown featuring a number of our clients documenting life with a monkey helper. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Discover the many ways that horse help people with disabilities–from therapeutic horsemanship and hippo therapy to equine assisted learning and psychology. Learn about the tasks they can perform as service and therapy animals. Presenter Jenna Nowosaki will also review some of the key benefits of working with horses. This session will include time for questions and answers, as well as an opportunity to meet the horses. Learn more at www.windrushfarm.org.
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