Westerly College Club Service Dog Program
Wednesday 1:00 pm to
Westerly College Club invites the public to a free program about service dogs presented by Thomas Griffen and his Medical Alert Service Dog, Sterling. The program will held at St. Clare Church in Westerly on March 14 at 1:00 pm.
Mr. Griffen who has a number of health issues including multiple sclerosis, diabetes and a cardiac condition says that Sterling, has given him a sense of independence.
In his presentation, Mr. Griffen will tell his story, how he came to have Sterling, and Sterling’s two year training in order to become a service dog. He will give an overview of the ADA (American Disability Act), Service Dogs, and Pubic Access Rights & Protections of people with disabilities. He will also discuss the legal differences of and between Service Assistance Dogs, Emotional Therapy Support Dogs, and Facility Dogs, and will provide an overview of the Mission and Purpose of ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, which is a non-profit organization that trains and places service dogs.
After the program there will be a question and answer session and the audience will have an opportunity to meet Tom and Sterling.
St. Clare Church
4 St. Clare's Way
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