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  1. Preventing the Delegitimization of Service Animals: A Proposal to Keep Service Animal Law from Going to the Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline J. Cordova

  2. Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop: summary and scoping discussion paper

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne, Nancy Pachana, Peter Billings, Brent Ritchie

    The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) defines assistance animals to include dogs or other animals that are trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate...

  3. PTSD and service dogs: Beneath the surface | Shannon Walker | TEDxMtHood

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    | Contributor(s):: Shannon Walker

    Fox News radio stations seem to think Shannon Walker is the go-to expert voice representing the power of a service-dog in the life of combat veterans. No wonder. Shannon Walker is the founder and CEO of Northwest Battle Buddies, a non-profit foundation that matches expertly trained service-dogs...

  4. Sugar: the first Diabetic Alert Dog in Greece | Vasilis Borobokas & Sophia Katsatos | TEDxAUAthens

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    | Contributor(s):: Vasilis Borobokas, Sophia Katsatou

    Ο Βασίλης Μπορομπόκας γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα και σπούδασε...

  5. Guide dog ownership and psychological well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Cindy Wiggett

    This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership from a psychological point of view. The research was explorative in nature and employed two historically distinct methodologies of enquiry (both quantitative and qualitative). This explorative study relied on a very comprehensive...

  6. Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center

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    Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center is a non-profit, tax exempt organization established in Madison, MS with a mission to provide well-trained, healthy guide dogs to people who are blind. These dogs will be provided, free of charge, to qualified individuals throughout the United States. The...

  7. Perros que cambian vidas | Fernanda López Ayala & Nicolas Stupenengo | TEDxUCES

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    | Contributor(s):: Fernanda López Ayala, Nicolas Stupenengo

      Fernanda López Ayala, llegó a Bocalán Argentina en 2012, entidad que se dedica al entrenamiento de perros de asistencia para personas con discapacidad motriz y niños con autismo, buscando mejorar la calidad de vida de su hermano. En el 2014 se formó en...

  8. The 411 about service dogs | Emilia Rak | TEDxUAMonticello

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    | Contributor(s):: Emilia Rak

    Like thousands of Americans, Emilia Rak has a service dog. She believes that the regular discrimination she and other service dog handlers face largely occurs because the public is misinformed about them. In this educational talk, she provides listeners with all the information they need to...

  9. Dogs For Better Lives

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    Award-winning Dogs for Better Lives is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Central Point, Oregon. Formerly known as Dogs for the Deaf, we have been providing Assistance Dogs to people across the United States since 1977. Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train...

  10. Dogs 4 Warriors

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    Dogs 4 Warriors, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing professionally trained service dogs at no cost to  Combat Veterans of all eras suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other combat related injuries. Founded and located just outside Bowerston, Ohio. Dogs 4 Warriors Inc is managed...

  11. Guide Dogs WA

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    Guide Dogs WA is the only Western Australian based provider of Guide Dog training services in the community. Guide Dogs WA provides life changing Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Companion Dogs for children and adults with a disability and Therapy Dogs for a school, hospital or therapy setting.

  12. Little Angels Service Dogs

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    Little Angels Service Dogs is a charitable nonprofit 501c3 corporation that reaches across all of the United States partnering service dogs with the disabled. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality dogs to assist in the daily lives of our recipients.

  13. Selecting Quality Service Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Parenti, Matthew Wilson, Anne M. Foreman, Oliver Wirth, B. Jean Meade

  14. MSAR Service Dogs

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  15. The role of trust in binding the perspectives of guide dogs and their visually impaired handlers

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    | Contributor(s):: Riin Magnus

    Building on anthropological discussions of perspectivism and (zoo)semiotic accounts of sign use by humans and other animals, the article explores the cooperation of a guide dog and its visually impaired handler as contingent on the mutual adjustment of two individual perspectives. A perspective...

  16. Salute of Service

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    Salute of Service is a 501c3 nonprofit grassroots service dog training program which is currently raising funds to assist Maine veterans who need service dogs. As result of the successful Owner Trained Service Dog Program at the University of Maine at Machias, several veterans approached our...

  17. BluePath Service Dogs

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    BluePath provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. 

  18. The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela Moe

    Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...

  19. Service Dogs and Invisible Disabilities | Sarah Meikle | TEDxDeerfield

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Meikle

    Psychiatric service dogs are misunderstood; very few people produce them and there is a desperate need for more people to do so. There are even more people that could benefit from these animals that do not realize that exist--and that they represent a treatment that can often meet needs that no...

  20. Service Dogs Are Not A Pet Project | Jocelynn Johnson | TEDxWpg

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    | Contributor(s):: Jocelynn Johnson

    Service dogs are increasingly visible in society, but do you know how to behave around one?  Jocelynn Johnson, is a Geospatial Analyst for the Government of Manitoba. She is a graduate of both Red River College and the University of Manitoba (BSc), and is currently pursuing a third degree....