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Paws & Relax: How Animal Assisted Interventions Can Help

Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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This is an online event. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and Zoom link to join the  workshop. 

No cost to participants but registration is required.

Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are used in health, recreational, and educational settings to increase the overall physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning of individuals. AAI enhances the quality of life for individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.

The goal of this webinar is to increase attendees’ understanding of the therapeutic benefits of AAIs, such as an increase in empathetic behaviors, self-regulation, coping, task participation, social interaction with others, and to share valuable resources.

Cost: This is a free event.

Who Should Attend? Parents, Professionals, People with Disabilities, Students, and Community members

Guest Speakers: Lauren Graffagnini, CTRS, and Kelly Schevitz, CTRS from the
Child Life & Therapeutic Recreation Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Coordinated by MCDD Trainees: Jenny Cleofe, Tracy Hincke, Kacie McDonald, and Emma Barbato

Please reserve a ticket through the calendar registration feature. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.


This is an online event. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with Zoom Link and instructions on how to join the workshop.