Miniature Service Horse for Special Needs Boy

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Miniature Service Horse for Special Needs Boy
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:38pm

What a great story, I'm so glad that the school district is willing to work with the family of a boy with ataxia-telangiectasia: 

Zaiden's teacher, Cynthia Temple, said people in the school district have offered her sympathy for having to tolerate a horse in her classroom. She said it was an easy call because it makes Zaiden's life better.

"My goal as a teacher for all the kids is independence, regardless of their needs," Temple said. "For Zaiden, an independent thing was putting on his coat, which was big feat, and using the zipper. Now Zoe is part of how Zaiden is going to function, walking and getting up from his chair, those little things that I can already see."

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/03/22/2835885/miniature-horse-aids-alaska-boy.html#storylink=cpy

Would your child benefit from a service animal?