Make Special Connections
One of the most exciting developments over the past year is the opportunity to support more Student Specialized Support classrooms and children. The program started in the elementary schools years ago and has grown to include two high schools. Approximately 30% of the classrooms Roxy teams now visit are specialized classes including children with multiple disabilities, autistic support, learning support, life skills, and emotional support.
Let’s Connect to GIVE on 11/27!
Students quickly become comfortable interacting with dogs and are often able and willing to communicate their thoughts and feelings to both teachers and parents after their visits. Sheila, a parent, stated,
"My son loves when Roxy the therapy dog visits his school. He has autism and it's great therapy for him. He is afraid of dogs and I was worried that Roxy might upset him. However, last week the teacher said he went up to Roxy for the first time and petted her. I was thrilled! I love that the school has this program in place for children with autism."
Roxy Dogs Make Connections
Roxy therapy dogs make special connections every day. Watch our video to see them in action and to feel the impact they have on our children.
Make Your Special Connections with Facebook
You, too, can make special connections either by creating your own Facebook fundraiser or sharing our Facebook fundraiser on 11/27.
To create a Facebook fundraiser on your page, follow these directions for a non-profit and select “Roxy Therapy Dogs” as your charity. Be sure to tell your friends why you want to raise money for Roxy or simply that it’s to support more Student Specialized Support classrooms and children.