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Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:20:56 AM »
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/07/01/aimee-copeland-service-dog
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The young Georgia woman who survived a flesh-eating bacteria has an impressive new room-mate. Aimee Copeland got to know her new service dog this ...
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Re: Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 03:18:44 PM »
Wow!!  I remember when that young lady's accident happened.  She was having a day out with friends and they were using a home-made zip line.  She somehow cut her leg and had landed in some kind of pond water - and that little tiny cut on her leg let in the bacteria that causes the flesh eating disease -- she lost both hands - one leg - and struggled just to survive. 

She has become a source of strength to her family and friends because of her positive kick-butt attitude!

Good for you Aimee!!!!
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Re: Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 04:13:11 PM »
This story makes me so happy! I feel like the dog will change her life for the better and her public awareness will bring a lot of good to the SD community (hopefully!)

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Re: Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 05:10:50 PM »
The "program" that has supplied the dog also operates a registry, but also links to SDC's front end about scam registeries.  I guess they think their registry is more legit because it is only for dogs trained by their affiliate trainers.   :headbang:

Looks like they are recycling the psds task list and have come up with some interesting additions I suspect other Autism SD providers will soon jump on.
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Re: Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 09:25:40 PM »
I thought that they recommended people who lost limbs etc wait before getting a dog?  I seem to remember reading that it helped them first learn to adjust to their injury before they learned to adjust to a dog as a helper?
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Re: Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 09:38:42 PM »
I thought that they recommended people who lost limbs etc wait before getting a dog?  I seem to remember reading that it helped them first learn to adjust to their injury before they learned to adjust to a dog as a helper?

They do.  And reputable programs reinforce the wait.  According to the local news, the dog still has more training to complete (it's only a year old) before it goes to live/work with her full time.  They should have just called this a meet-n-greet.
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Re: Amy Copeland gets 'mind blowing' service dog
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 09:20:40 PM »
I thought that they recommended people who lost limbs etc wait before getting a dog?  I seem to remember reading that it helped them first learn to adjust to their injury before they learned to adjust to a dog as a helper?

They do.  And reputable programs reinforce the wait.  According to the local news, the dog still has more training to complete (it's only a year old) before it goes to live/work with her full time.  They should have just called this a meet-n-greet.

That makes a lot of sense, so the dog is in training still!!
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