Hi everyone, it’s Karina. My facilitator, Jeff, told me he’s been getting many questions about how things are going as I’ve settled into life with the Cousins family. I thought I would try to fill people in on how a Canine Companion goes about… Continue Reading “Friday Fun: Karina assists in therapy”
Our skilled companion dog is being put to work. As things slowly return to normal in the Cousins’ household, Karina is getting involved in speech therapy. Our speech therapist, Amy Thomas, is creating a whole section of J.P.’s Dynavox to tell Karina’s story, and… Continue Reading “Karina assists in therapy”
The staff at the Conductive Education Center of Orlando had some big plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They moved into a new facility. For many years, J.P. has spent time at CECO. It’s a wonderful place for children with motor disabilities that… Continue Reading “School makes big move”
J.P. was preliminarily matched with a canine companion first thing Wednesday morning. If all goes well, the dog will return to our dormitory room on Thursday night and eventually graduate with us on May 17. There was a short ceremony Wednesday morning when the… Continue Reading “A preliminary match”
When I graduated from college, I told myself I was done with school, homework, studying, tests and anything like it. I don’t think I ever really enjoyed school until attending DeLand High School and getting involved in TV production. I knew I had found… Continue Reading “Teaching this old dog new tricks”
I admit it. I don’t spend as much one-on-one time with J.P. as my wife, Paige, does. I work the night shift at Hearst Television in Orlando and manage the websites of dozens of stations when they’re not locally staffed. That means Paige is… Continue Reading “The daily balancing act”
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