At this point, puppies must spend up to a year "growing up" and learning the basics before receiving their advanced task-work training on the NEADS
campus as service dogs.
The partnership, "Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Meets NEADS
," will enable NEADS
to expand its capacity and help a greater number of people.
Service dog organizations, such as NEADS
, find that a single trainer can oversee inmates working with dozens of dogs and that the dogs learn solid skills while spending time in prison.
trains all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs to help people who are hearing impaired or who have other physical disabilities live more independently.
We do not believe that the true picture of that morning reflects discredit on the operational personnel at NEADS
or FAA facilities.
In response to the specific needs of our men and women in the armed forces, NEADS
expanded its service to include Canines for Combat Veterans.
Janet Wallace, a NEADS
client, accompanied by her hearing dog, Dudley, will be the guest speaker.
, which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities, which will receive a total of $36,000 this year from contributions by CIGNA's disability business, the CIGNA Foundation and CIGNA employees.
Through a campaign titled "Someone NEADS
Us" CIGNA employees will also vie, in a company-wide drawing, for the honor of naming a puppy that will be trained as an assistance dog.
The "A Need for NEADS
-- Valentines Dinner and Dance'' will be held from 6 p.
Dan Kossmann and his wife Kris Kossmann, both NEADS
volunteers, have been appointed as the Illinois State Representatives.
Since 1976, NEADS
has provided specially trained dogs for nearly 1,000 deaf and disabled children and adults.