We get by with a little help from our furry friends
Animals have become an intrinsic part of the disability community. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent.
Friday, September 8: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Saturday, September 9: 11:15 – 11:45 am
Sunday, September 10: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Events Arena
More than ever assistance dogs are meeting the needs of people with different disabilities. Meet several assistance dogs and their human partners. Watch them demonstrate the many ways they work together to achieve independence in various areas of their lives. Following the demo, join us to learn some of the basic commands for the dogs.
Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
Saturday, September 9: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Workshop #1
Horses serve as therapeutic and recreational partners with skilled instructors to enhance the lives and skills of people with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges. BINA Farm Center brings together individuals with and without special needs by offering a variety of inclusive enrichment programs that help them to both thrive personally and make their best contribution towards the communities in which they live. Join us for an overview of the types of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies which includes therapeutic riding, Hippotherapy, equine-facilitated psychotherapy, equine-facilitated learning and vocational training. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our presenters. Learn more at www.binafarmcenter.org.
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