Spring 2020 Graduation Reimagined

We won't be meeting in person on April 26 to celebrate our most recent Service Dog and Assistance Dog teams, but we are coming together as a community for a virtual celebration.

Please enjoy the messages from NEADS staff and Board of Directors by clicking on the tabs below, and join us by signing our Guestbook and adding your message. Then flip through our Spring 2020 Graduation Yearbook, where you can meet all the graduates and watch some special videos they've sent us.

From NEADS Staff and Volunteers

Welcome to Graduation Reimagined

Gerry DeRoche, CEO of NEADS.


I hope everyone is home safe and sound. Normally, this week we would be doing our final preparation for our graduation this Sunday. Unfortunately,the Coronavirus had a different plan in mind. As you know, we have postponed graduation until November 1st. That being said, we wanted to celebrate our graduates with a virtual graduation. So, I hope you will stay tuned and watch the virtual graduation. And for now, stay home, stay safe, stay healthy and we will see you soon.

From the NEADS Training Department
From the NEADS Client Services Team
From the NEADS Development Team
From Campus Ops, Finance, Communications
From the NEADS Board of Directors
From the Blue Star Mothers

2020 Spring Graduation Reimagined Yearbook

Video Messages from the Graduates

Ed and Service Dog Alice

Hi everybody, I know we can’t be there for the graduation, but I just wanted to take a moment and say hi to everyone.

Hi Kathy, Naomi, Mama Jean, Dave, hi to all your pups. Alice and I say hi.

As you can tell she’s a dog of many words. And of course, she’s a big lap dog and a goof.

Just wanted to say hi to everybody. I hope everybody is doing well. Stay safe, bye.

David and Service Dog Maxwell
Carolyn and Assistance Dog Marcy
Kathy and Service Dog Sandy
Isaac and Service Dog Simon

From the NEADS Shop

You may not be able to visit the traditional NEADS Shop at Graduation, but there are plenty of items in the online shop: NEADS gear, dog gear and treats, books, stuffies, and more. Check it out today!

Grad Reimagined Graphic

With your help, we can continue to support future Service Dog and Assistance Dog teams. Thank you!