Posts Categorized: Fundraising

My medical equipment goes everywhere.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 6.  My medical equipment goes everywhere. Griz might not look like what you expect, which is a good reminder that any dog, with the right temperament and task training can be a service dog – don’t judge a book (a service dog or their person)… Read more »

Reasonable accommodations bring me to the playing field, even when the game is still hard.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 5.  Reasonable accommodations bring me to the playing field, even when the game is still hard. This is Hannah and her service dog, Tandy.  Like many of our clients, Hannah has an invisible disability.  An invisible or hidden disability is one that isn’t necessarily obvious… Read more »

The ADA is freedom for me.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 4.  The ADA is freedom for me. Veterans have long fought for our freedom.  They have risked their lives, and far too many have given it, for the freedom of this country.  Leading up to and following the signing of the Declaration of Independence on… Read more »

When all else fails, the law is on my side.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 2.  When all else fails, the law is on my side. This is Shyanna and her service dog, Spring, at the zoo! Her brother also needs a service dog and is still diligently working to fundraiser for that life-changing medical resource. Spring has been so… Read more »

All service dogs are covered – not just guide dogs!

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 1. All service dogs are covered – not just guide dogs! This is Caden and his service dog Elf. Elf is an autism assistance service dog. The ADA provides public access rights for all types of task trained service dogs. While guide dogs, sometimes called… Read more »

The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25!

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Did you know that the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25 on July 26, 2015? It’s been 25 years of progress, improvement, and increased acceptance for people. For all the things that have changed, there is still work to be done, access to increase, and love to be shared. In honor of #ADA25 we… Read more »

Cruz Richmond

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4 Paws for Cruz Help Cruz gain independence and keep him safe, with the help of an Autism Assistance Service dog. Cruz is my adorable, extremely energetic 3 year old son living with Autism. He loves books, animals and playing outside in his sandbox. Cruz was diagnosed with Autism June 19, 2014. He receives speech… Read more »

Trey Odell

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I’m Trey, and I am 6. My autism affects many aspects of my daily living. It inhibits my speech and communication. It is hard for me to say what I want to say and get people to understand what I mean. It is so frustrating! Dad and Mom say it lessens my impulse control and… Read more »

Swafford Family Helps with Class Shirts

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Cyndi Swafford has been helping each class produce class shirts for some time now.  Classes must provide the design, and Cyndi takes care of having them printed and getting them to each class (no small feat!).  Any overages from shirt prices is donated to back to 4 Paws!  Below are some shirt samples – if you would… Read more »