Thursday, June 30, 2016

What you need to know about Canine Therapy

Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with Patty Dobbs Gross the founder and Executive Director of the North Star Foundation on July 7, 2016 at 1 pm eastern aswe talk about the healing benefits of Canine Therapy.

North Star was founded on the rock-solid belief that quality matters when approaching the work of partnering a dog with a child with special needs; how could it not, when the potential to awaken opportunities for a child on the autism spectrum exists, as well as the potential for a painful dog bite?

North Star has been incorporated for fifteen years and have over 250 successful assistance dog
placements around the world, with over 100 to children somewhere on the autism spectrum.
We also work with children with different developmental differences such as Down Syndrome,
physical conditions such as epilepsy, as well as emotional challenges such as grief, anxiety
or pain from serious illness.

Gross wrote a book about raising her son, Danny, in autism's dark ages as well as founding
North Star as our family came out of the shadows, THE GOLDEN BRIDGE: A Guide to
Assistance Dogs for Children Challenged by Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
(Purdue University Press, July 2006). The book helps others to understand North Star's unique philosophy of placement. It can be ordered, best price,from Amazon. Her share of the royalties are donated to North Star Foundation.


Tune into on July 7, 2016 at 1 pm eastern to learn how to learn more about the effectiveness of Canine Therapy. .The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.

Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior. Each season will bring together the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions. They know the talk, because they have walked the walk. They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them. Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face the ghosts. But will also be laughter and fun as they rebuild the comradery. The snarkiness and practical jokes between the branches don't simply end. There is always room for just one more. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the permission to also heal. They will help each other find their way back to the world. Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start; but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

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