02 Nov Therapy Dogs and autism
Today the people from Paws for People came to visit our school – Therapy Dogs and Autism:
A BIT ABOUT PAWS FOR PEOPLE:
It is a South African based non-profit organisation that currently offers Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity programs in Gauteng, Free State, Natal and our sister unit in Cape Town,” Paw Pals.”
Volunteer handler and dog “teams” that are carefully assessed, are seriously committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the patients, residents and children with whom they interact during the course of the various programs.
Ongoing objectives of Paws for People® are education and public awareness in the fields of:
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- Animal Assisted Activity
- Paws for People® R.A.D.I.C.A.L. program (Reading Assistance Dogs In Classrooms and Life)
- Bite Prevention Programs
- Assistance Dogs
- Responsible Pet Ownership
- Holistic approach to patient wellness
- Dog Training
- The Human-Canine Bond
Please find more on their amazing work on pawsforpeople.co.za and help them by donating to their cause!