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  1. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Hamilton

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...

  2. Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy for Children with Special Needs

    | Contributor(s):: Montalbano, Ana Leasa

  3. Danny Donkey & Pals

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    Danny Donkey & Pals is an organization that provides specially trained donkeys to visit schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes. The donkeys travel throughout the UK to interact with children and adults with disabilities & special needs, those who are ill and the elderly. 

  4. HorsePlay Therapy Center

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    HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. Our facility is based on the leading national medical therapy model...

  5. Paws with a Purpose

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    Founded in 2003, Paws with Purpose (PwP) is a 501(c) non-profit organization that provides highly skilled Assistance Dogs as partners to children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. These dogs provide comfort and companionship; help to break down social barriers, and...

  6. Ride to Walk

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    Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are...

  7. Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.

  8. Pegasus Special Riders

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    Pegasus Special Riders, Inc. is an organization that provides children and adults with special needs an activity that is both therapeutic and fun, in a safe, supportive, non-competitive environment. Each client's weekly lesson includes both riding and care of the horse, so a relationship...

  9. Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center

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    Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable organization providing equine-assisted activities and therapy for individuals with special needs. Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center was founded in 1998 near Mattoon, Illinois. In 2007, the program moved to our...

  10. Horsin' Around

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    Horsin' Around is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that relies entirely on the generosity of friends, family and members of our community to keep us "in the saddle."Horsin’ Around provides riding experiences for individuals with a wide range of special needs, both...

  11. Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding (Alpha Equestrian Center)

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    Alpha Equestrian Center is the home of Heaven’s Gait Therapeutic Riding and is a Premier PATH Accredited Center. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Heaven’s Gait’s mission is to provide emotional, physical and social benefits for children and adults with special needs such...

  12. Hands & Hearts for Horses

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    Hands and Hearts for Horses provides unique therapeutic services to individuals with a variety of special needs. Our clients often have limited access to specialized physical activities and limited resources. The populations we serve include, but are not limited to, individuals with autism...

  13. Project Stable Foundation

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    Project Stable is an equestrian and farm program that works with special-needs children and provides agricultural education to the general public. 

  14. McCormick Research Institute

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    The organization, originally known as Heavenly Hooves, began in 2002 at the home of the Tompkins family. Horse enthusiast Thomasa Sanchez was the center's founder and first instructor, and continues today as a full-time volunteer CEO. From 2002-2005 horses were transported...

  15. Agape Acres

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    We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Our heart is to serve our community by providing EAAT and EAL (Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy and Equine Assisted Learning) to children with special needs, children with disabilities and children in foster care. We are a Therapeutic Riding...

  16. Thunder Rode Therapeutic Riding

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    Thunder Rode provides confidence building and rehabilitative training to individuals of all ages with special needs, within aspects of the equine industry. This program will have no boundaries regarding developmental growth, program growth and learning potential for individuals, enhancing their...

  17. Bearfoot Ranch

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    Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equestrian center dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers our students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals...

  18. Rose Of Sharon Equestrian School (ROSES)

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    Rose of Sharon Equestrian School, Inc. is a group of dedicated people who believe that positive interactions with horses can improve the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities especially those with special needs. At ROSES, individuals with disabilities work with horses in a...

  19. The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC)

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    The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC) provides therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

  20. Lovelane

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    Lovelane is a therapeutic horseback riding program that has a dramatic impact on the physical and cognitive development of children with special needs. Since 1988, Lovelane has been committed to providing an individualized program for children with special needs that integrates the pure...