Event Title

No Dogs Allowed: Service Dog Advocacy Skills

Location

Virtual

Start Date

3-5-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

3-5-2021 12:00 PM

Description

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of advocacy skills for individuals with disabilities using service dogs to assist them in confronting barriers they are likely to encounter when working in public, and to help educate the general population regarding misconceptions about service dog use.

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Dr. Anne O. Papalia holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.Ed. in Counseling from Alfred University, and an M.Ed. in Special Education and a B.S. in Special Education/ Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. Papalia’s academic interests are in Learning Disabilities, Reading, Duane’s Syndrome, and Animal Assisted Therapy. Her outside interests involve training and certifying therapy dogs. Dr. Papalia has been active in the Therapy Dog Reading Program for children and training service dogs for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has also trained and shown dogs in American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience and agility.

Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at Eastern Illinois University. She earned an Ed.D. from Illinois State University and is active in Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women in education, holding local and state positions. Her research interests include reading strategies for K-12 learners, social and communication skills for adults with disabilities, and canine assistance activities. She is active in her local canine rally group and is currently training two dogs for therapy work.

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No Dogs Allowed: Service Dog Advocacy Skills

Virtual

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of advocacy skills for individuals with disabilities using service dogs to assist them in confronting barriers they are likely to encounter when working in public, and to help educate the general population regarding misconceptions about service dog use.