Coakley to host ‘dogs at your desk day’

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office will host “Dogs at Your at Desk Day,” an event in support of  National Education for Assistance Dog Services.

Coakley and 11 employees will partner with six service dogs in training to help
socialize the service dogs in different work environments. The day will
begin an orientation and instruction led by individuals from NEADS/Dogs
for Deaf and Disabled Americans. Following the orientation, employees
will carry out their normal daily tasks while paired up with a dog for
the day.

The National Education for Assistance Dog Services offers a spectrum of programs including Canines for Combat Veterans; dogs for people with a physical disability; hearing dogs for people who are deaf or have hearing loss; dogs for the classroom, therapy and ministry; and dogs for children with autism.
 
The nonprofit organization established in 1976, trains rescued dogs and donated puppies to assist people who are deaf or physically disabled in leading more independent lives. For more information about service animals and disability rights, please visit the Attorney General’s website.



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