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June 23rd – July 29th, Lincoln, MA. - An animal-assisted learning curriculum designed to engage students physically, cognitively and socially with their peers. A learner-centered approach in which the students are encouraged to ask questions and investigate the answers through active engagement, observation, and management of the environment to discover or acquire knowledge Students will discuss the animals’ needs, and the care and management involved in responsible pet-ownership. Students will focus on a different aspect of animal care, such as diet, exercise, or health, and work with classmates and the staff to experience the animals’ world and what is required for their comfort, nourishment and human interaction. Each topic will be compared to social skills and how we, as humans, need to behave in order to be good friends and care-takers. Hands-on activities with the animals to practice the topics. Journaling and self-reflective activities to enhance self-confidence, non-verbal communication, boundaries, the decision-making process, and self-advocacy. Strength in these life skills helps students positively impact the world and enhance their daily interactions and experiences with others. Hooves, Paws and Claws is led by a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International Certified Riding Instructor and a Massachusetts Licensed Riding Instructor with a background in psychology and special education. The group is assisted by four volunteer animal handlers.  Sessions will be organized to form a cohesive age group based on applicants’ profiles. Enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis, with class size limited to six students.  Fees apply, registration is required to www.friendsfortomorrow.org/hoovespawsandclaws/ or contact  friendsfortomorrow@gmail.com or 781-259-8909

 
On-going 2017-2018, Somerville, MA.  Adaptive Climbing Group-Massachusetts (ACG) is hosting a youth adaptive climbing clinic is for children ages 5 – 17. Youth are encouraged to come climb – accommodations and equipment will help climbers with any disability get on the climbing wall. ACG will provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for children with disabilities to discover and enjoy the sport of climbing. ACG volunteers will be on hand to help fit gear, guide new climbers and belay the ropes. ACG’s goal is to provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for children with disabilities to discover and enjoy the sport of climbing. ACG volunteers will be on hand to help fit gear, guide new climbers and belay the ropes. Fees apply for admission, gear, and climbing support.For more information contact A.C.G. Kids Climbing Massachusetts 

 





 

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