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May 2014

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AT&T and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies to Launch Mobile Device Training for People with Disabilities

"Today, AT&T announced a $50,000 contribution to Shepherd Center to assist researchers in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) in launching a series of seminars to help consumers with disabilities uncover the range of accessibility features found on their mobile devices." Shepherd Center

Recent News From P.H.A.R.M. Dog

PHARM Dog USA attended the Power Up conference April 14-15 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. Jackie Allenbrand and farmer client, Alda Owen, did an hour long presentation PHARM Dog: 4-Legged Assistive Device. Alda shared her story of how her Border Collie assists her on the farm not only physically but emotionally as well.

Jackie Allenbrand, PHARM Dog director, assisted FFA student Claire Stuedle on her speech presenting the PHARM Dog program. Claire took first place at districts and advanced to the state level competition.

PHARM Dog is working with a veteran farmer client on receiving a Border Collie to help with his cow/calf herd in northeast Missouri. The program is also beginning to work with a young child with autism that lives and helps with chores on a farm in central Missouri.

The PHARM Dog USA project has been invited by the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Missouri to be a showcase in their Show Me Tent in mid-August. PHARM Dog will do demos and have farmers on hand to share their stories with state fair attendees.

PHARM not only places dogs in Missouri but other states as well. If you have questions or AgrAbility clients that you think might benefit from this service, please e-mail Jackie Allenbrand or call: 660-582-0694.