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Organization that trains dogs for deaf and disabled Americans (Boston marathon survivors). Based in West Boylston, MA. Not too far from Groton. Volunteers (including for the puppy training center) need to be 16+

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"The presence of a dog can put many people at ease and allows them to start talking more freely than they would have otherwise. Children tend to form a special bond with animals and will share things with a dog or dog handler that they are afraid to tell authority figures. There have even been cases when a child has revealed a history of abuse to a therapy dog by putting a note in the dog’s backpack."

The NEADS program in north-central Massachusetts is one of the oldest and largest assistance dog training centers in the U.S. Through profiles that celebrate the healing bonds between service dogs and their people, these oral histories, backed by the power of photographs, bring to life the stories of sixteen people who have worked with NEADS.

A little throwback to when we first started training Rory! #neads

"It's so windy. Take the picture quicker!"#neads

Nothing like some weekend soccer! #neads #gps

NEADS service dog Bailey meets new owner Ashley Sequeira at the organization's training facility in Princeton, Massachusetts. (Karen Miller-Medzon/Here & Now)

Had an awesome quick trip to the pond today! I even saw a turtle🐢-Rory #neads