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REGIONAL WORKSHOP OFFERED:

Official R.E.A.D. training is offered periodically by Licensed R.E.A.D. Instructor:

Terri Carpenter (cnwhterrie3@charter.net)) or 860-742-8611

Please contact her for complete details of ocation, dates, schedule and cost.

Denise Bolduc (dabcrna@cox.net) in the Manchester area. Please contact her for more
details about workshops in your area.


Organization: Allan's Angels Therapy Dogs

The CT Chapter of Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs

Program: Allan's Angels R.E.A.D. Program

Contact: Denise Bolduc

City: Bolton

Phone: 860-646-5116

Email: dabcrna@cox.net

Notes: We visit at Hall Memorial Library in Ellington and the Bugbee School in West Hartford.


Organization: Tails of Joy, Inc.

Program Name: Story Tails

Contact Name: President - Sandra Lok

READ Coordinator: Caroline Gaetano

City: Hartford

State: Connecticut

Website: www.tailsofjoy.org

Notes: We currently visit Coventry Grammar School, Webster Hill Elementary School, West Hartford Library, Prosser Library, Manchester Public Library, Willington Library, Booth & Dimock Library, Mark Twain Library.


Organization: Bethany Community School

Contact Name: Betsy Quitko

City: Bethany

State: Connecticut

Phone: 203-239-9291

E-mail: bquitko@bethany-ed.org

Notes: Currently visiting Bethany Community School


Program: Healing Hounds of Stamford Hospital

Contact Name: Donald Paul Smith

City: Darien

Address: 1Andrews Dr.

State: Connecticut

Phone: 203-202-2561

Fax: 203-656-7380

Cell: 203-722-7734

E-mail: donaldpaulsmith@optonline.net

Notes: Currently visiting at:

The Mews of Greenwich, Family Center of Greenwich, RSVP, Education Connection, Kids in Crisis, Bennett Cancer Center, Smith House, Long Ridge Rehabilitation, Scofield Manor.


Organization: Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause

Program: Pet Therapy Program and R.E.A.D.

Contact: Judy Audevard

City: Stamford

Phone: 914-953-6434

Email: judy.audevard@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestPointPaws

Website: HudsonValleyPawsforaCause.org

Notes: We visit at U.S.M.A. at West Point, NY


Organization: Cold Noses, Warm Hearts

Contact Name: Terrie Carpenter

City: Coventry

State: Connecticut

Phone Number: (860) 208-7639

E-mail: cnwhterrie3@charter.net

Website: www.coldnosesnwarmhearts.org

Notes: The facilities we visit are: Washington Magnet School, CT Children’s Medical Center, School for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Grace Webb School, and Rocky Hill. We visit multiple libraries including Lebanon, Spaulding, Wethersfield, Coventry, Tolland, Trumbell, Eastford, Woodstock, and more.


Contact Name: National R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Phone: 801-272-3439

E-mail: read@therapyanimals.org

Notes: For more information on registered R.E.A.D. teams or groups in this state, please contact the ITA office.

 
The ITA R.E.A.D. program is touching hearts across the nation. The following is a partial list of R.E.A.D. Affiliate Programs, Regional Workshops, and individual R.E.A.D teams. It is our hope that this list will help put R.E.A.D. teams in contact with programs and workshops in their area. If you would like to add your program to this list please send an email to the National R.E.A.D. Coordinator at the ITA office (read@therapyanimals.org).

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have programs hosting regional workshops. Also, many R.E.A.D. instructors are willing to travel. Please feel free to contact one of them about setting up a workshop specifically designed for your group.