Through programs like Constant Companions, Hattie Larlham continues to expand its services to find new and innovative ways to help people with disabilities. These programs provide new hope and excitement to people with disabilities and helps expand their possibilities and accomplishments.
Constant Companions is a unique alternative to traditional work or day programs for people with developmental disabilities. The program focuses on the mutually beneficial interaction between people with disabilities and various domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, birds and fish. These animals are used as teaching aids to encourage participants to nurture and learn about the animals in their care.
Research shows that regular contact with pets can have positive effects on both the physical and emotional health of people with developmental disabilities as well as improve their quality of life. People who have regular contact with animals typically are more focused and aware of their social environments and tend to exhibit more nurturing behaviors.
The Constant Companions program also provides a home to several rescued animals.
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