Tracey Stoll & Monty
From: Westwood, MA
Program: Assistance Dog
Minimum Goal: $8,000 | Amount Raised:$5,958
Hello, my name is Tracey Stoll. I am a licensed Special Educator and Certified Autism Specialist. I am also the proud mother of 3 sons, two who are challenged with ASD and Anxiety.
As the Founder/Executive Director of Learning Solutions, LLC (“LS” in Norwood, MA), I am committed to providing a safe, practice place for students experiencing social-emotional stress and confusion among their peers. Our Social Learning Center supports the growth of over 70 student clients a week; and collaborates with school districts to create inclusive programming that empowers at risk learners.
Our mission at LS is to coach each socially vulnerable client along their personal journey to best version of self. To do this, individuals need confidence, esteem and resiliency. Social Therapy dogs motivate, encourage and reinforce hard working learners to reach outside of a comfort zone and connect. Therapy dogs lend a patient and safe ear that anxious and confused children can confide in. A patient and safe partner to talk to, show affection to, receive affection from, and practice reciprocal relationship building with.
Our hard working clients at LS range in age from 3 years to 18 years of age. Each learner comes to us confused with navigating the social world, and seeking strengthened social skills and peer relationships. Clients are often diagnosed with communication deficits such as ASD/AS/Social Communication Disorder/ ADHD/ ADD/ Anxiety/ NLD/ Executive Function Deficits, and/or related pragmatic communication challenges. The caring Clinicians and Social Coaches at LS work each day to help these special learners develop social awareness, understanding, coping strategies and advocacy. Our staff specialize in being “human,” but are excited to add a NEADS canine colleague who can provide the unconditional affection that many of our young clients crave. We are excited to add the amazing warmth of a NEADS dog to enrich the emotional support LS can offer daily!
Please donate to support our goal of raising $8,000.00 towards the amazing work and lives NEADS commits effort to each and every day. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization your contribution of any amount is 100% applied to the care and training of a special dog that can make a difference in the lives of many. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to welcome a NEADS dog into our community, and our family. We hope you will join us in “paying it forward,” so more lives can be enriched through the love and dedication of a service dog. Thank you.
Monty’s impact on my practice has been better than ever anticipated! With Monty available to provide acceptance, attention, and non judgmental friendship; clients who struggle to trust peers have been able to sit through social groups and participate actively, week after week.
*NEADS clients pledge to raise a minimum of $8,000 for the organization, thus allowing us to fulfill our mission of placing Service Dogs with individuals who benefit from them the most. Each donation ensures that NEADS will continue to change lives with our World Class Service Dogs.
On our donation form, pick the name of the client you want to sponsor under the Program Menu and check whether or not we can share your contact information with the client. Client fundraising totals are manually updated weekly (not automatically) which allows 100% of each donation to be allocated towards each client’s fundraising goal.