Neurodiversity self-advocate Claire Barnett skis with her service animal in a front-pack at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT on January 23, 2021. (Filmed by Graham Barnett).
He's the notorious D-O-G.
“Having him at school and making everyone so happy has made my disability such a positive thing for me."
If you have ever spoken with a person who uses an assistance dog, you know that these dogs change lives. Whether it's a PTSD dog helping a military person return to "regular life," or a service dog providing aid to a person lacking mobility, these dogs are capable of miracles.
Sadness is no match for Lulu; a very special kind of therapy dog. Funerals are an extremely hard time for family and friends
As a young woman battling serious illness, with multiple hidden medical devices, I have found there is a high incident rate of unnecessary, and hurtful comments by those assuming I am not sick. After contacting a small population of disabled individuals on Instagram, it seems there are five specific stigmas that patients desperately wanted dispelled.
In addition to tasks of daily living, such as reminding Phil to take medication, tugging open doors, and retrieving a crutch
Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.
This alternative treatment can help soldiers truly heal.