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Canine Companions for Independence to Hold Panel on Autism

In the past 40 years, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has increased ten-fold. As more children are diagnosed, families, healthcare, and education professionals have developed different approaches to manage the effects of the disorder. On March 6th, we will welcome three experts to the Jean and Charles Schulz campus in Santa Rosa to discuss autism and social communication in a panel discussion: Dr. Grace Gengoux of Stanford University, Judi Campbell of the Morgan Autism Center, and Laurel Whyte of the Contra Costa County School District.
Canine Companions is pleased to provide a venue for the general public to hear these distinguished panelists discuss ways to advance social communication in clinical settings, the classroom, and through canine-assisted therapy. If you are interested in attending, please visit for more information and to register or call 1-800-572-BARK.
Canine Companions for Independence is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. Established in 1975 in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs and longevity of its matches. Canine Companions assistance dogs serve individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including those affected by multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, autism, stroke, hearing loss, and developmental delays.
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