October 2019 eNews

October 9, 2019

Next Stop: Stanford University

Sylvia, who has muscular dystrophy, has always had to rely on her parents to assist with day-to-day tasks. But Sylvia has never let her disability put a limit on her success.

In April 2019, Sylvia’s world was turned upside down when she was admitted to Stanford University. An exciting time for most high school seniors was a worrisome time for Sylvia. The idea of leaving home seemed impossible due to her reliance on others for help.

Everything changed in July when Sylvia was invited to Team Training and was matched with expertly trained Service Dog Nicola.

Click here to read the rest of Sylvia’s story.

Canine Companions puppy FinnInclusive and Accessible

Canine Companions and BraunAbility are committed to creating a more inclusive and accessible world to support people with disabilities. Learn more about our partnership with BraunAbility.

black adult dog and black puppy in front of pink flowersMeet Zari!

Canine Companions puppy Zari is enjoying the sunshine with her volunteer puppy raiser, while learning commands and receiving important socialization. Keep up with Zari on our blog.

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Purdue University is researching the psychological impact our assistance dogs have on children with autism while Duke University is researching puppy raising strategies. Learn more here.

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