Education

Colorful drawing of service dog and partnerAbility Awareness Education Program

Our Abilities Awareness Education Programs incorporate age-related, hands-on learning materials plus a visit from one of our therapy teams or service dogs in training.

Contact Us for ideas on how your school or business can support the Abilities Awareness Program.

Pre-school through 5th Grade

Education Dog Toby with one of the CHAMP Learning BoxesC.H.A.M.P., Inc. offers "Learning Boxes" of age-related, hands-on, interactive learning materials that may be incorporated into an educator's existing lesson plans. The Learning Boxes, a child's wheelchair, and a set of crutches are delivered to the classroom prior to our presentation.

Children who have the opportunity to play and learn prior to our talk:

  • Are more knowledgeable
  • Ask questions
  • Gain understanding of various disabilities
  • Learn to respect people of all abilities

Little girl tries out crutches

The presentations:

  • Are individually designed
  • Focus on the learning level of the audience
  • Include interaction w/a C.H.A.M.P.ion Therapy Dog

Topics include:

  • What is a disability?
  • How dogs help people
  • How to greet a dog safely

Middle School and High School

We offer age-related programs that include:

  • Reading materials
  • Videos
  • Discussion topics
  • Interactive wheelchair games

Topics for discussion include:Elliott meets the class

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Community Involvement & Outreach

Adult Program

Our Adult Education Program includes:

  • The Canine-Human Bond
  • What is a Service Animal?
  • What Rights Businesses Have Regarding Service Dogs
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy