Canine Partners for Life: How Service Dogs Unleash Abilities

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The Thornburgh Family Lecture on Disability Law & Policy presents:

CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE:  HOW SERVICE DOGS UNLEASH ABILITIES

October 30, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The University Club / Ballroom A


Have you always wanted to learn more about the gentle canines that work so diligently to make life easier for the people they serve? 

Join us as Kathleen Smith Bell, a volunteer for Canine Partner's for Life and the SCI-Somerset Prison Puppy Program, and Ella, a 13 month old labrador retriever service dog,  teach us:

  • The mission of Canine Partners for Life and the Somerset Prison Puppy Program.
  • The many ways service dogs assist children and adults with disabilities - almost anything is "PAWSable."
  • How service dogs are bred, raised, and trained.
  • How service dogs are matched with their partner.
  • Examples of the spectrum of disabilities these canines serve.
  • The difference between a service dog and a therapy dog.
  • How the general public should react when in the company of a service dog.

To learn more about Canine Partners for Life, visit their website using this link.

Register today as seating is limited.

Refreshments will be served.

Parking is suggested at Soldiers and Sailors auditorium garage.

This lecture is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy. Co-sponsored by Pitt Law, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Office of Disability Resources and Services, PittHonors, and assistance from The Office of the Chancellor.