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Chris Handy - Volunteer, AAA/T

Chris and Mollie Brown                    Chris and Mollie Brown Training  

Inpatient Rehabilitation & Acquired Brain Injury Units 

Mr. Chris Handy, volunteer handler, for both Mollie Brown and Harper Brown.  In March of 2007, Chris and Mollie Brown began providing Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy (AAA/T) to the patients and their families on the Inpatient Rehab and Acquired Brain Injury units.  In November of 2010, Harper Brown was added to the AAA/T team.  Mollie Brown and Harper Brown have been certified as an individual team as well as both dogs have been certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) as a two dog team.  This second certification of a two dog team offers additional therapeutic interventions available to the patients and their families as part of the rehabilitation plan of care for the persons served.

Chris, Mollie Brown and Harper Brown were the 2012 recipients for "Volunteer of the Year" presented by the Mayor's Council for Persons with a Disability.  For more on this article, go here.       

Mollie Brown and Harper Brown



     Harper Brown (up) and Mollie Brown (down)

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