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Tune in Saturday at 10 AM to DDI on Autism - 103.9 FM

The concept of employing assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities is well documented and actually began with Canine Companions for Independence in 1975 (in a home office and a garage!)
Young boy with service dog

The pairing of these dogs with people who have cognitive or mental health challenges and/or emotional trauma is relatively new. 

Join us as we continue the conversation with experts from Canine Companions for Independence/Northeast Region to identify and illuminate the many research and process considerations that determine how these beloved dogs are selected, trained, and ultimately assigned.

LI News Radio


Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism ‘is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Romas, as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversation to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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