NEADS 2017 Fall Graduation
NEADS Fall Graduation Ceremony celebrates nearly 20 new Service Dog teams
Join NEADS Service Dog Teams, their friends and families, as well as NEADS staff, volunteer puppy raisers, and supporters as we come together to recognize these life-changing partnerships.
Stacy Berloff, with NEADS Service Dog Billy, and Myra Berloff, Stacy’s mother and former Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, are the guest speakers. Stacy has been part of the NEADS family since 1997, when she was matched with her first Service Dog, Ricki. Billy joined Stacy’s life in 2009. Attendees will also hear the personal stories of the graduating teams and be treated to a demonstration of typical Service Dog team “on the street” encounters.
This fall’s graduating class represents a wide range of NEADS Service Dogs, including Service Dogs for Veterans, Service Dogs for individuals with physical disabilities, Social Dogs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and Assistance Dogs for professionals in classroom, courthouse, and hospital settings.
Please join us for cake and mingling following the ceremony.
Address: Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, 1050 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Suggested donation is $5 per person upon entrance - Please be aware that Monty Tech has a Service Dogs only policy as recognized by the ADA.