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Cameron and Ned

Type of dog:

Australian Shepherd




Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights


March 2016

All smiles at Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Delta began working with Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Allambie Heights last year. People with disabilities can face many unique problems and challenges, which may place them at increased risk for depression. These include: limited mobility, poor access to buildings and services, social barriers and isolation, unemployment, complex communications needs and ongoing health problems such as chronic pain.

Therapy dog, Ned is making a big impression on clients, encouraging more positive interaction, conversation, relaxation, smiling and laughter.   

His owner Cam explains “Ned got used to wheel chairs immediately. I pop his treats into clients’ hands & Ned gently takes them out of their hand much to their joy, smiles & laughter. Four clients in particular are in love with him & light up when he is in the room. We are all having so much fun during our sessions”.

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