NFAR Mom's Group - Sep 20, 2017

  • 28 July 2017

September Meeting


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda.

Dinner is provided 

Please join us!  These meetings are for Moms to come together in a fun and relaxed setting.  The group will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month for dinner and guest speakers.  It's an opportunity to share resources, experiences and enjoy being with other moms of individuals with autism.

September Topic: Service Dogs

Discussion will include:

   - Who is a good candidate for a service dog?

   - How are service dogs different from other dogs?

   - What is the process for getting a Service Dog for my child?

   - What if you have other animals or dogs in the home?

   - Is there any type of insurance or financing available?

   - How do we align training with the needs of my child?

As well as any other questions you might have.

Guest Speakers: Laura Sylvester, Executive Director and Founder, Good Dog! Autism Companions

Laura is the Mother of a 16 year-old boy with autism and, along with her family, the owner of an autism companion dog named Orbit. Along with day-to-day operations of Good Dog! Laura teaches autism service dog courses at Bergin University of Canine Studies and lectures to parents and communities about the laws and benefits pertaining to autism service dog companionship. A UCLA graduate in Design she loves using her design talents to share the magical stories of connection between dog and child with the Good Dog! community.