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  1. Service, Comfort, or Emotional Support? The Evolution of Disability Law and Campus Housing

    Contributor(s):: Mark Bauman, Denise L. Davidson, Michael C. Sachs, Tegan Kotarski

  2. Service Dogs and How They Help Human Beings

    Contributor(s):: Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

    Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service...

  3. Human - animal interaction and the benefits to mental health: A phenomenological study

    Contributor(s):: Jasmin Jau

    The prevalence of mental illness is a major concern in Australia and worldwide. It is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia and it is estimated that globally one in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. One of the lesser known therapies and...

  4. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  5. 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...

  6. Retrieving Freedom, Inc

    Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to training service dogs to help people. Our three primary focuses are training dogs to serve the needs of veterans, children with autism and individuals living with diabetes. We breed and train chosen dogs that exhibit...

  7. 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,...

  8. Assistance Canine Training Services (ACTS)

    Doing business as Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.), the Nathaniel J. Williams Foundation was founded with a mission of training service dogs for people with physical disabilities, and therapy dogs for professionals working with people who may benefit from animal assisted therapy.In...

  9. Big Paws Canine Foundation, Inc.

    Big Paws Canine Foundation, INC. provides Service Dogs to Disabled Veterans and Former First Responders injured in the Line of Duty. Operated entirely by non-paid volunteers, all donations go directly to the care of the dogs so that they can be provided at no cost to our Hero's who need it...

  10. Hero Dogs

    Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. We have 5 staff members and more than 100...

  11. Eager Pebbles is all ears on busy pre-admission unit

  12. A New "PHARM" Hand: An Interview with Jackie Allenbrand of PHARM Dog USA

    03 May 2016 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    PHARM Dog USA Founder and Director Jackie AllenbrandWhen a farmer is confronted with an illness or injury, his or her life and farming operation can take a huge hit.  The financial...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2016/05/a-four-legged-pharm-hand-an-interview-with-jackie-allenbrand

  13. Japanese Service Dog Resource Center

    NPO Japan auxiliary dog ​​Information Center, with the aim of understanding and dissemination in society of auxiliary dog ​​activities, with the aim to promote the social participation and social return of persons with disabilities, the position of neutrality as a third-party institution we are...

  14. Service dogs--redefining disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Hasenauer, Heike

  15. Dog Walkers

  16. Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited

    Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.

  17. Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn

    This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...

  18. Service dogs for individuals with disabilities: What happens after the honeymoon is over?

    Contributor(s):: Shubert, Janice L.

  19. Can service animals help the disabled obtain an education?

    Contributor(s):: Schlosser, Elise Rose

  20. Transition to adulthood: The experience of youth with physical disabilities living with a service dog

    Contributor(s):: Modlin, Susan Jane

    The focus of this qualitative descriptive study is the experience of physically disabled young people as they transition into adulthood while living with a service dog. The cornerstone of young adulthood is transition. For any young adult leaving home, the transition involves inter- and...