Animal Assisted Therapy Services

West Haven, CT   |  www.animalassistedtherapyservices.org

Mission

The mission of Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc. is to provide persons with physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional disabilities the opportunity to experience the power of the unique human /animal bond as therapeutic intervention thus promoting lifelong health and wellness. Animal Assisted Therapy Services is dedicated to training, research, and education in this emerging field of Recreational Therapy.

Ruling year info

2012

CEO/Director

Ms. Chris Patella

Main address

42 Washington Manor Ave

West Haven, CT 06516 USA

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EIN

45-2869307

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Equine Therapeutic Services

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Affiliations & memberships

USA Equestrian Member 2012

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Our goals are to provide outstanding equine and canine therapeutic interventions with careful planning and pre/post assessments to document and collect data to support their effectiveness.
We provide an opportunity for persons with disabilities to experience the power of the human/animal bond in their lives thus promoting positive, life long wellness and health.

We offer therapeutic riding, unmounted programs, and plan to add driving and interactive vaulting programs in the near future. These equine programs provide physical activity, mental stimulation, emotional comfort, and focus/concentration skills.
Our teams of certified therapy dogs work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings including hospitals, assisted living facilities, foster care facilities, and schools. As with the horses, the dogs also provide physical, mental, and emotional support for those in need.

Our equine therapeutic programs are provided at two farms, one in Guilford and the other in Newtown. All programs are taught by instructors certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, International).
Canine programs are taught by certified teachers who ensure a strong educational component.
The Director is a certified professional dog trainer, licensed therapy dog instructor and evaluator, a certified PATH has 30 years educational and curriculum development experience. The Director holds a Masters Degree in Recreational Therapy.

We have expanded our equine and canine services by opening a studio/office space where we conduct therapy dog training. We have added a second farm location for our equine program.

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Animal Assisted Therapy Services

Board of directors
as of 6/6/2016
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Board co-chair

Chris Patella

Animal Assisted Therapy Services

Term: June 2010 - June 2015


Board co-chair

Ms. Beth Patella

Animal Assisted Therapy Services

Term: June 2012 - June 2017

Dita Varleta Board member

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Janis Copes

Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc.