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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers' and parents' perceptions

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    | Contributor(s):: Charis Hawkridge

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which currently affects an estimated one percent of the international population and that percentage appears to be growing. There is currently no single intervention that has been found to improve all the symptoms of ASD, and the most...

  4. Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship classes for people with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Through safe and supervised individually tailored...

  5. GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship provides equine therapy to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. By riding, they grow stronger, both mentally and physically. We serve children and adults who have cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays, scoliosis, ADHD, depression, anxiety,...

  6. ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program

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    At ASPIRE, we see participants with a variety of disabilities, including autism, developmental delays, and mental health issues. Our participants benefit from therapeutic riding in a variety of ways.

  7. Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    Sunrise is a member of PATH Intl. and uses only certified teachers. We are located in Floyd County, Indiana. We serve students from age 3-70 with disabilities including but not limited to Autism, ADD/ADHD,Down Syndrome,CP,MD, Emotional Disorders,OCD.

  8. Great and Small

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    Great and Small is a private, non-profit community based program, founded in 1998, that provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to persons with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. We serve students with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsey, and...

  9. Vitality from Experiences in Nature and Contact with Animals-A Way to Develop Joint Attention and Social Engagement in Children with Autism?

    | Contributor(s):: Bystrom, K., Grahn, P., Hagerhall, C.

  10. Process Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Feasibility and Relevance of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  11. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.

  12. 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.

  13. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

  14. BluePath Service Dogs

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

  15. Effects of Assisted Animal Therapy on the Development of Socio-emotional Abilities of Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: A.-N. Grigore, M. Bazgan

    We focused in this research on the effects of animal-assisted therapy on improving the socio-emotional skills development of children with autism. To achieve the research were used: case study (main method), interview-based survey, document analysis, and observation method. The tools used are...

  16. 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...

  17. Verbal Interactional Synchronization between Therapist and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Five Case Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R., van der Steen, S., Cox, R. F. A., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  18. Horseback riding therapy for a deafblind individual enabled by a haptic interface

    | Contributor(s):: Ogrinc, M., Farkhatdinov, I., Walker, R., Burdet, E.

  19. Evaluating Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Empirical Illustration of Differences between Outcome Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: van der Steen, S., Heineman, M. M. P., Ernst, M. J. A.

  20. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Germone, Monique M., Gabriels, Robin L., Guérin, Noémie A., Pan, Zhaoxing, Banks, Tiffany, O'Haire, Marguerite E.