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

Helene Skopek-Krygier at ( 570-814-6078.

Organization: National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Program Name: Capital R.E.A.D.

Contact Name: Michelle Cohen

City: Laurel

State: Maryland

Email: or 


Notes: Capital R.E.A.D. aims to improve children’s reading levels by having children read aloud to specially trained dogs.

Organization: Wags For Hope

Contact Name: Lisa and Bill Check

City: Frederick

State: Maryland

Email: or


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

Phone: 801-272-3439


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 (

States ending in
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.