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Canine Assistants

3160 Francis Road

Age Groups Served (please check all that apply:)
Infants and Toddlers (birth - 2 years)
All Ages
Other Ages (specify): 
Geographic Areas Served:
Coastal Georgia
Middle Georgia
North Georgia / Atlanta
South Georgia
Statewide - all of Georgia
Other Geographic Details (specify):
Serves People with the Following Disabilities (please check all that apply):
Communication limitations
Learning limitations
Motor limitations
Personal care limitations (dressing, toileting, eating, etc.)
Sensory limitations (vision, hearning)
Other Demographics (specify):
Financial Eligibility (please check all that apply):
Source will pay for some portion of AT devices / services
Scholarships available
Source accepts private insurance
Source accepts Medicaid
Source accepts Medicare
Other Financial Eligibility details (specify):
Does the organization provide AT services?
Information about vendors / devices
Device demonstration
Help choosing right device / system
Help using current device appropriately
Device training
Fabricates special devices or adaptations
Repairs devices
Loans devices
Device rental
Financial help for device purchase
Help with insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare claim appeals
Technical assistance
Service coordination
Program advocacy
AT workshops
Other AT Services (specify) :
Does the organization provide AT Funding?
If yes, please indicate what services are provided; check all that apply)
Source sells devices
Source leases devices
  Source loans device or money
Source gives device free of charge
Source pays for at least part of device cost
Other Funding Details (specify):
Please indicate what types of AT devices the organization provides or provides services for:  (check all that apply)
Adapted toys
Computer access
Daily living devices
Educational aids
Environmental units
Hearing aids
Home modifications
Job Accommodations
Medical devices / supplies
Prosthetics / orthotics
Recreational aids
Seating / positioning
Vehicle modifications
Vision aids
Wheeled mobility
All AT devices
Comments (any other information you would like us to include about your organization):
Canine Assistants (CA) trains dogs to assist children and adults who have physical disabilities. The dogs are trained to turn lights on and off open and close doors pull wheelchairs retrieve dropped objects summon help and provide secure companionship. While these functions are vitally important in helping a person with disabilities the most impressive skill possessed by CA dogs is social rather than physical in nature. The dogs remove many of the barriers faced by the disabled when trying to gain acceptance in society. CA dogs are either young adults adopted from rescue organizations or are puppies raised at our Center for Independent Living. CA charges no fee for its services as that would place the benefits of CA's program out of reach of those who need the service most. Rather CA relies on the generosity of those who recognize the importance of independence. Contact CA for an application to be mailed to you. There is a waiting list based on need. Must be financiall