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Giving kids a boost.
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Jumping for Joy is a five-week class that provides unique opportunities for middle and high school students on the autism spectrum. Utilizing our Agility park, kids learn how to run a Marin Humane animal ambassador volunteer dog through an agility course, with the final class including a celebration and graduation with families and friends.
Jumping for Joy gives each kid a chance to increase their confidence and social skills while problem-solving in a fun and safe environment. An added benefit is the unconditional love a dog can offer their handler. The dogs enjoy the work and serve as nonjudgmental partners in learning.
The Jumping for Joy animal-assisted therapy teams are specially-trained. The classes are scheduled in the spring with schools and the public. Experienced teachers and Behavior and Training staff assist with the classes.
For more information please contact the Youth Programs Coordinator or call 415.506.6288.