The Atlanta Science Festival culminates in the Exploration Expo, which takes place Saturday, March 24 between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at Piedmont Park.
One must-see event during the Exploration Expo is How the Canine Mind Helps People with Severe Diseases, sponsored by Atlanta based biopharma company UCB, Inc. and hosted in collaboration with local nonprofit organization, Canine Assistants. Learn how the science of the canine mind unlocks ways to support patients living with severe diseases.
How the Canine Mind Helps People with Severe Diseases educates festival goers about how service dogs are uniquely equipped to be valuable partners and companions to children and adults with epilepsy, physical disabilities, and other special needs.
- More than just furry friends, the Canine Assistants service dogs help their owners in everyday life, from retrieving a phone prior to a seizure, summoning help in a controlled environment and staying with their person during a seizure.
- Via its sponsorship, UCB, which develops life-changing treatments for people living with severe diseases like epilepsy, supports Canine Assistants with resources so each dog gets the extensive training it needs to benefit more people within the epilepsy community.
As part of the How the Canine Mind Helps People with Severe Diseases booth, the service dogs trained at the Milton, Ga. non-profit, Canine Assistants, will be on site to meet and take photos with Expo attendees as well as handlers to talk about the kinds of tasks the service dogs are trained to help with.
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