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In mid-February, Canine Care students delivered their donation drive items to the Simon Foundation, visited with Stephanie Ferguson and several animals awaiting adoption.
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Glenholme's prized therapy dog, Beethoven, demonstrates his gentle demeanor is ideal for assisting students with special needs. Pictured with Beethoven are Canine Care students, Annabel O and Richard S.
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Annabel O. works with Beethoven during a mid-March afternoon class. Also pictured is Equestrian and Canine Care staff, Ms Soto.
Washington, CT - The Ambassadors for the Simon Foundation, Stephanie Ferguson and her adopted dog, Neville, made an impression on the caring students of Glenholme when they visited the school in November 2009 to deliver the message about animal rescue awareness. In response to their visit, the students of the Canine Care program held a donation drive to help support The Simon Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation and adoption of dogs and cats that would otherwise be abandoned, neglected, abused or euthanized in municipal shelters, into loving homes.

In only a few short years, the Simon Foundation has successfully adopted more than 500 dogs and is currently averaging five dog placements each week from their Hemlock Kennels in Bethlehem; and with the opening of their Bloomfield facility in August of 2009, they anticipate that number to triple. The effort of the Canine Care students will assist the Simon Foundation meet their goals. The abundance of items collected included food, treats, bedding supplies, collars and carriers, office and medical supplies as well as janitorial needs. In mid-February, Heather Perssonatti accompanied Zachary and Daniel to the Simon Foundation’s facility to make the special delivery and celebrate the success of their donation drive with Stephanie Ferguson and several animals awaiting adoption.  For more information about The Simon Foundation, visit

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: