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Raising Our North Stars: Kumari's Puppies from Four to Six Months
21 Mar 2013 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
[[Image(Jack_Nardi_and_Me.jpg, align=left, 300px, desc=''Jack and North Star's Nardi'')]] Kumari’s puppies are now six months old! This tender age typically marks the beginning of adolescence …
National Service Dogs
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24 Jan 2013 | Websites
National Service Dogs is dedicated to enriching the quality of life and enhancing the independence of individuals living with special needs by providing them with specially trained Golden Retrievers …
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)
NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) (also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a non-profit organization that was established in 1976 to provide canine assistance for …
Raising Our North Stars: Kumari's Puppies from Birth to Two Months
27 Nov 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
by Patty Dobbs Gross North Star Kumari delivered seven healthy puppies on October 4^th^, 2012. Four of these puppies will be serving children on the autism spectrum as autism assistance dogs; …
Raising your North Star
16 Nov 2012 | Videos | Contributor(s): Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross (director)
Raising your North Star is about how North Star dogs are socialized to become valuable search and rescue tools for children who wander, along with how these skills can be specifically shaped in an …
Home before dark
Home Before Dark is a video about the assistance dog placements for children with autism that North Star Foundation put into play during their first ten years of service. Created by Executive …
26 Oct 2012 | Videos | Contributor(s): Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross (director)
A video about Joel, a child with autism, and his dog.
Myth #5: Autism Assistance Dog Placements have Nothing to do with John Q Public
08 Oct 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
by Patty Dobbs Gross [[Image(Hero__Disneyland.JPG, align=left, 300px, desc=''North Star's Hero with his boy Joel at Disneyland.'')]] We should take a moment here to first review the various …
Myth #4: There are no Scientific Studies to Support Autism Assistance Dog Placements
04 Oct 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
by Patty Dobbs Gross The years tell us much of what the days never know. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [[Image(Aaron_in_Love.JPG, align=left, 300px, desc=''Aaron and North Star's Bingo meeting for the …
Myth #3: The Biggest Danger from an Autism Assistance Dog is the Hit to the Pocketbook
21 Sep 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
by Patty Dobbs Gross[[br]] [[Image(Danny_and_his_North_Star_dog_Madison.jpg, align=left, 300px" desc=''Danny & Madison'')]] Of the top five myths about autism assistance dogs that I will cover …
Myth #1: Autism Assistance Dog Placements for Children can be Created Safely and Effectively Using Rescue Dogs
10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
by Patty Dobbs Gross We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~ Lucretius [[Image(Marques__Boots_replacement.JPG, align=left, 300px, …
Myth #2: Training is the Key to Success with Autism Assistance Dogs for Children
[[br]] by Patty Dobbs Gross I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon [[Image(First_kisses.jpg, align=left, 300px, desc=''David and North Star's Lego'')]] One of the …