NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) (also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a non-profit organization that was established in 1976 to provide canine assistance for people who are deaf or have a physical disability.

NEADS is an organization that generates a lot of stories. We decided we needed a place to share those experiences. Every single day our highly skilled assistance dogs make a profound difference for the people they are matched with, helping individuals with disabilities to lead more independent lives. Each of these people has a wealth of heartwarming stories to share about the impact these loveable, intelligent companions have had on them and their families.

NEADS Associate Director of Communications and Online Media Lisa Brown meets a future assistance dog

Not only that, but our organization thrives through the help of a vast network of devoted volunteers, puppy raisers, prison inmates (who train our puppies!), prison administrators, staff members, veterinarians, board of directors, and others. These supporters have so much to share about our dogs. We wanted to give them a forum to tell others about their passion for NEADS.

Posts are moderated by Lisa Brown, the organization’s Associate Director of Communications and Online Media. If you have a story you’d like to share (no matter how short or long) please email lisa at lbrown@neads.org.

For more information on our programs and services, please visit our website at www.neads.org

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