Posts by Amanda Charbonneau

Easing Through Fireworks

The 4th of July will soon be upon us and though NEADS dogs are known to be bullet-proof, fireworks can test the best of them. Remember, dogs’ sense of hearing is much greater than ours.    Here are our suggestions:  We do not recommend bringing your dog to the fireworks.  If your dog is left…

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Edison Boots

My name is Edison and I am 8 years old. I am very affectionate and active. I love playing with my brothers and my sister, building with legos, and learning everything there is to know about dinosaurs! Having Autism and ADHD makes some day to day activities a bit more difficult.

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Austin Dean

Hi my name is Austin and I am 14 years old. I have Autism. My parents tell me I am high functioning.  I also have trouble focusing and can be very impulsive.  I am nervous and anxious a lot. I have always been socially awkward and struggle to make friends. I think it is because…

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Jessica Lappin

I am Jessica Lappin from Norton, Massachusetts. I was born with a disability called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (short for AMC). I’m very grateful that I got accepted into NEADS service dog program since I always wanted a dog when I moved to my own place. Last fall, I got my own apartment and it is…

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Peter Hayes

Hi! My name is Peter Hayes and I’m a deaf/ hard of hearing man.  I need a Service Dog to help me in my daily life and to help me be more independent.  When I’m sleeping, taking a shower, or even when I’m out in public, I often miss sounds. 

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Diane Bertolino

Hi, my name is Diane Bertolino and I live in Natick, Ma. I grew up loving and playing all sports and was always very active until 19 years ago when I was diagnosed with CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) after an accident, which has left me on crutches and other medical equipment.  Since then I…

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Gabriel Altland

We have been blessed with three children, all of whom have unique needs. Gabriel, our oldest and only son, has autism spectrum disorder. Most people are not aware of his daily struggles and hardships. We have learned so much, been stretched past our comfort zone, became advocates over the past nine years. Autism just doesn’t…

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Emma Faye Rudkin

Emma Faye is getting a hearing dog! This dog will help navigate Emma Faye’s everyday tasks and traveling as a deaf individual. She is excited to add into this beautiful adventure a canine companion. They will sign/speak &bark to 100’s of people together!  

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Olivia Swartzentruber

My name is Olivia Swartzentruber, I am twelve years old, and I have Autism. I live in Maine with my Mom and my brother. Some of my hobbies are drawing and acting.

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