North Star Foundation

Rating: 4.17 stars   47 reviews


20 Deerfield Ln Storrs CT 06268 USA


North Star Foundation was formed to help children who have developmental differences such as autism, or who must face challenges such as the loss of a parent, through the use of a specially bred and trained Assistance Dog. Our mission is to help children reach their social, emotional, and educational goals through the use of Animal-Assisted Therapy. We work with the children's existing therapists to help them incorporate their North Star dog into a child's therapeutic program. We travel to childrens' schools to present a program to their peers that promotes tolerance and understanding, as we believe there is no better way to teach tolerance than through the avenue of an Assistance Dog that is trained to help. We also work with children's families, teaching them how to use their North Star Dog to help smooth transitions and soothe anxiety for everybody on the homefront.

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North Star and Patty are doing a wonderful service.As a grandmother to a wonderfully prescious autisic grandson I know some of the struggles that they go through.The work that everyone does with these children and getting these wonderful dogs to them is opening a new world to the children and the families.Bless you Patty and everyone that is connected to North Star.

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North Star is a wonderful Foundation, I was fortunate to donate a pup for a child with autism, she's made a difference in his life and the family's life, I am very proud to be associated with North Star and Patty. Everyone should read Patty's book for a better understanding of children with autism and their special needs.

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