For many years now, our office has partnered with NEADS
by hosting young service dogs in training," said Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
The visit to NEADS
included an overview of the program, a tour of the facility, observation of the training, demonstrations, and interaction with Veterans in the program diagnosed as having physical disabilities, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury.
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.
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 an increasing number of people.
, 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.
PHILADELPHIA -- In celebration of the recent graduation day for the newest group of NEADS
/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans graduates, CIGNA is continuing its support of NEADS
through a $25,000 donation made by the company's disability insurance business.
MILLBURY -- The Mahlerts woke up one morning and decided they were going to do more than donate money to NEADS
-- National Education for Assistance Dog Services -- they were going to make sure another veteran received an assistance dog, just like Holly Mahlert's dad did.