Neads in the news - 2013
NEADS dogs help veterans with PTSD
Congressman James McGovern met with veterans at the NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans campus in Princeton on May 10. After listening to the veterans' stories, he vowed to speak with the Veterans Administration so the agency will acknowledge that NEADS dogs can help make a difference in the lives of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Free service dogs offered for bombing victims
PRINCETON — NEADS/Dogs for the Deaf and Disabled Americans is offering free service dogs to Boston Marathon bombing victims. The Princeton nonprofit said victims who have been left with a physical disability will be offered the assistance dogs through the creation of a new fund. The money raised will be restricted to cover the costs involved with supplying the dogs to the victims should they decide they want one.
NEADS Nation News -- Reaching out to the Community
The month of April went by in a blur, as all of Boston, all of Massachusetts, and the whole United States tried to recover from the shared trauma of the Boston marathon bombings. Everyone wanted to know what they could do to help. People felt united as a community, but as individuals, people felt sort of helpless. At NEADS, we felt no differently. Our Boston neighbors just a few dozen miles to the East were suffering and we wanted to help. But what could we do?
Concord inmates learn responsibility working with dogs
Concord — Pablo, an inmate at Concord's medium-security prison, worked during one afternoon last month to teach his service dog in training, Milo, how to pick up crutches. "Fetch," said Pablo, as he watched Milo, a 10-month-old chocolate Labrador, walk over to a crutch lying on the ground. "Hold, hold, hold," he said as Milo returned to him holding the crutch in his mouth. "Now give. Good boy."