THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Monday May 23 AUTHOR DISCUSSES MAN'S BEST FRIEND & CHILDREN TUESDAY, MAY 23; 7 PM MELISSA FAY GREENE will discuss her fascinating new book, The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love. In it, she shares stories of dogs bringing children with disabilities and their families new levels...
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AUTHOR DISCUSSES MAN'S BEST FRIEND & CHILDREN

TUESDAY, MAY 23; 7 PM

MELISSA FAY GREENE will discuss her fascinating new book, The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love. In it, she shares stories of dogs bringing children with disabilities and their families new levels of engagement with the world, independence, and self-worth. In doing this, Greene highlights the remarkable work being done by 4 Paws for Ability, a service-dog-training school headquartered in Xenia, Ohio. It has grown into the nation’s largest organization whose primary mission is to place service dogs with children affected by autism, attachment disorders, seizure disorders, Down Syndrome, dwarfism, and other challenges. The dogs offer love, friendship, health, and happiness to children often isolated by their disabilities.

The 4 Paws for Ability founder and CEO KAREN SHIRK will be here along with some of her staff and service dogs. Through the poignant, inspiring case studies in the book, Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs and about the cognitive and emotional capacities of our four-legged friends.

Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books of nonfiction: Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, Last Man Out, There Is No Me Without You, and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet.

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