• Boston Abilities Expo
    CHICAGO
    June 23 - 25, 2017
    Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
    Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

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.

Assistance Dogs Demonstration
Therapy Horse Demonstration

Assistance Dogs Demonstration

Friday, June 23: 4:00 - 4:30 pm (Barking Angels Service Dog Foundation)
Saturday, June 24: 11:15 - 11:45 am (Canines for Disabled Kids)
Saturday, June 24: 4:00 - 4:30 pm (Illini Service Dogs)
Sunday June 25: 4:00 - 4:30 pm (Barking Angels Service Dog Foundation)
Location: Events Arena

Assistance Dog

Curious about how horses can help people with disabilities? Bring your questions! Staff from Dream Catcher of LA (PATH and EAGALA certified) will be on hand to talk with you about therapeutic riding, equine assisted therapies, hippo therapy and more. Time is included to meet two of the equine staff who will be visiting with their human counterparts. Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Centers' mission is to improve the lives of children, adults, and veterans with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities & therapies, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education.

Miniature Therapy Horse Demonstration

Friday, June 23: 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Sunday June 25: 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Presented by Mane in Heaven
Location: Events Arena


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Curious about how horses can help people with disabilities? Bring your questions! Staff from Dream Catcher of LA (PATH and EAGALA certified) will be on hand to talk with you about therapeutic riding, equine assisted therapies, hippo therapy and more. Time is included to meet two of the equine staff who will be visiting with their human counterparts. Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Centers' mission is to improve the lives of children, adults, and veterans with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities & therapies, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education.

 

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