NEADS in the News 2010
By Paul Crocetti, October 8, 2010, Metro West Daily News
Dogs across the state are going to jail - and leaving prison as trained assistance animals. Christina Rossetti, who teaches inmates at four prisons how to train assistance dogs, told the Marlborough Rotary Club yesterday that the dogs can change anyone's attitude.
By Aleese Kopf, October 3, 2010, Lawrence Journal
Carol Floersch enjoys living at Presbyterian Manor but until recently, she lacked something very important in her life — animals. But that changed six weeks ago when Dottie Scholtz became chaplain. With Scholtz came Rally, her faithful service dog...Certified at Princeton with NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services), Rally was trained as a service dog for ministerial purposes and working with the elderly.
By Micah Flores, September 24, 2010, Wicked Local Marshfield
At the Marshfield Fair, Barbara Lincoln of Marshfield displays some of the items she carves and sells for the National Education for Assistance Dogs Service, which raises and trains dogs to aid people with various disabilities, including injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Capt. Geoff Buteau, September 16, 2010, Air Force Print News Today
"My job as a case manager is to do what's right for that patient. I'm going to assess it. I'm going to evaluate it. I'm going to plan it," Donna Bibeau said. "It's all of that; it's whatever it takes." One program she has had success with is NEADS, or National Education for Assistance Dog Services. NEADS is a non-profit organization in Massachusetts that trains dogs to help disabled Americans navigate through everyday life.
By Amy Renczkowski, August 27, 2010, TheDay.com
Jerri is an affectionate service dog that graduated from the Janet S. York Correctional Institution's Prison PUP Partnership Program in June. She was back at the women's prison in Niantic on Thursday, this time with her new owner. The Labrador retriever now belongs to Brown, a special education teacher from Southern California. Jerri will be placed in a classroom in a couple of weeks with special-education students in the third and fourth grade.
By Doreen Manning, August 18, 2010, Worcester Magazine
Everyday skills. Extraordinary independence. That is just one of the mottos of NEADS, a local agency that has been providing assistance dogs for deaf and disabled Americans for more than 30 years – right here in greater Worcester.
By Brian Kehri, July 26, 2010, The Enterprise Capenews.net
US Marine Captain Eric A. Jones wanted to fly since he was a boy. But in his service as a marine, he also wanted to be close to fellow servicemen. So to balance those two competing goals, he chose to be a helicopter pilot because it enabled him to fly missions that directly support troops on the ground. “He always wanted to be close to the guys. He felt that by protecting them from above, where he could really see them, he could keep them safe,” Captain Jones’s father, Kenneth A. Jones, said.
Valley Stream vet raises flu, service dog awarenessBy Michelle Gil, July 14, 2010, Long Island Herald
Central Veterinary Associates of Valley Stream hosted an all-day fundraising clinic on June 30 as part of a nationwide effort to vaccinate dogs against the canine influenza virus, H3N8, and support the National Education for Assistance Dog Services to provide dogs for the deaf and disabled. The event generated about $1,500.
July 5, 2010, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"As an advanced trainer, I take dogs who have completed their puppy training, which is the first four months or so, where they learn basic skills and socialization."
By Emma Bouthillette, June 9, 2010, Portland Press Herald
After living with multiple sclerosis for a number of years, constantly dropping things and struggling to pick them up, Robin Turek was relieved to know there was someone, or rather something, to help her out.Her aide, a yellow Labrador retriever named Colonel, will collect things she may drop, retrieve the phone when it’s ringing and even push elevator buttons for her while she balances on platform crutches.
May 18, 2010, UPI.com
The U.S. television network CBS says it plans to air an interfaith religion special called "Ministry of Animals."The program about spirituality and animals is to be broadcast June 13 on the network. Among the topics explored in the program are dogs that the clergy uses as a means of pastoral care. Also known as "ministry dogs," these assistance dogs are formally trained at the National Education for Assistance Dog Services' Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans in Princeton, Mass.
Chamber of Commerce honors committed members of the community at Salute Breakfast
By Daniel Castro April 15, 2010 The Daily Holden
That there is no shortage on spirit for community engagement this year was evident from the amount of honorees at the Holden Area Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Salute Breakfast, a short but significant ceremony that recognizes the local people and groups that are actively improving upon the town, the region, and the world.
Every Child Needs A Best Friend
By Mary Greendale April 1, 2010 Baystate Parent
“I am 10% intelligent in friendship” is how Jake Greendale describes his limitations as a highly- functioning autistic. He knows, too, that he is very intelligent about nature, is very creative, and is 100% special.