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SHIRLEY — Trinity Chapel, 186 Center Road, will hold the fifth in a series of community forums at 7 p.m. Thursday, May, 9, focusing on “NEADS Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans.” The program will be presented by John Moon, director of programs and communications, assisted by Rainbow, a black Labrador, and is suitable for all ages.

NEADS, based in Princeton, was formed in 1976 and has trained 1,400 dog/people teams in areas ranging from hearing dogs for deaf or hearing-impaired individuals, service dogs for those with disabilities, social dogs for children with autism, and service dogs for classroom, ministry, therapy and work with combat veterans.

NEADS receives no state or federal funding and is not a United Way agency. It relies solely on the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, workplace campaigns and service organizations to continue its work.

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