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Service dog proves to be the perfect sidekick for girl with cerebral palsy

Service dogs are specially bred for the ideal temperament and health needed to work beside and enhance independence for people with disabilities. The specialized dogs respond to more than 40 commands, doing everything from picking up items to opening doors. These essential tasks give individuals the help they need, but one of the greatest contributions …

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Boy with autism receives a new best friend

Peyton loves to draw and watch movies. In fact, the 12-year-old proudly knows more than 200 quotations from different movies. Peyton has autism, which makes social interaction and changes in routine more difficult. For most of his life, Peyton’s family has adapted life to minimize surprises, but in March, Peyton received a welcome surprise in …

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You can help turn a pet into a partner for the disabled

Whether he’s at home or out running errands, when disabled Army veteran Brian Boone needs help, he knows he can rely on Brindle who is almost always at his side…or rather at his thigh. Brindle isn’t a home health nurse, personal assistant or the latest talking smart phone personality. He’s a highly trained service dog. …

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Canine Companions for Independence graduation video

Irving assistance dog training center announcement, graduation revisited [video]

Last month, Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison unveiled plans to build the first Texas training center for Canine Companions for Independence, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, in Irving. The new center is to be named Canine Companions for Independence at Baylor Scott & White Health – Kinkeade Campus. The announcement came during …

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Meet 4 assistance dogs, their new human partners

Four assistance dogs and their new human partners graduated this morning from an intensive training program with the non-profit Canine Companions for Independence. The ceremony took place at Baylor Medical Center at Irving following an announcement of a new collaboration between Baylor Scott & White Health and Canine Companions, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs. …

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Irving assistance dog training center plans unveiled

Baylor Scott & White Health today unveiled plans to build the first training center in Texas for Canine Companions for Independence, the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs. The collaboration was announced during an event this morning at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. The campus, to be located adjacent to Baylor Health Center at Irving-Coppell, …

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