Australian parents' experiences of owning an autism assistance dog
| Contributor(s):: Appleby, R., Wright, S., Williams, L., Stanley, M.
Autism assistance dogs (AADs) increase safety for children with autism and their families. Autism assistance dogs can also decrease familial stress and the isolation which families may experience due to fear for their child's safety and judgement from others within the community. Currently...
When You Meet a Dog Guide
| Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Pauline
Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services
| Contributor(s):: Taheri-Araghi, M.
The Role of a Mobility Instructor in a Dog Guide School
| Contributor(s):: Orcutt, Stephen G.
Evaluation of Potential Dog Guide Users: The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor
| Contributor(s):: Milligan, Kristen
Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide
| Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.
Complementary Travel Aids for Blind Persons: The Sonicguide Used with a Dog Guide
| Contributor(s):: Jocobson, William
Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker
| Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette
[Riding therapy in the rehabilitation of mobility-impaired children]
| Contributor(s):: Maenpaa, H.
Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson
We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training challenges. We improve on the results from previous work in each of four...
Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly
| Contributor(s):: Fanglin Chao
The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...
Power Paws Assistance Dogs
The mission of Power Paws Assistance Dogs is to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities, to provide education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams, and to be a resource in the community for people with disabilities.Incorporated in 2001,...
Service Dogs for Independence
Our Director Elizabeth Morris researched many Service Dog Companies both in The United States and outside the United States in order to design the best possible option for those in need of a Service Dog. Many Service Dog Organizations do not custom train a service dog. All their dogs are...
Service Dog Project, Inc.
The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides a better quality of life for the mobility impaired. SDP has donated over 70 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations. These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life...
Effects of partnerships between people with mobility challenges and service dogs
| Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Perea-Burns, S., Sedillo, J. S., Hendrix, I. C., Winkle, M., Deitz, J.
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of partnerships between people with disabilities and service dogs on functional performance and social interaction. METHOD. A single-subject, alternating treatment design was used. The participants were 3 women with mobility...
Canines for Service
Canines for Service is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life and to improving people's lives through the services of specially trained dogs.
Operation Saving Jake
Here at Operation Saving Jake, (OSJ), our mission is to rescue suitable shelter dogs & give them a second chance at life by training them to therapy dogs followed by becoming service canines for disabled veterans & those in need. At this point in time Operation Saving Jake will focus on...
Alaska Dog Works
Alaska Dog Works has been training therapy dogs for the past decade. At Alaska Dog Works we pride ourselves on all of our training and its many benefits to our clients. But in particular we pride ourselves on the work that we devote to our service teams and our therapy teams. Alaska Dog Works...
People with MS are Going to the Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Anne-Elizabeth Straub
Article on Assistance Dogs written for the National MS Society's monthly magazine,then titled INSIDE MS. (The same publication is now called MOMENTUM.The article appeared in April/ May edition, 2005.
Physiological demands of therapeutic horseback riding in children with moderate to severe motor impairments: an exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Bongers, B. C., Takken, T.