It all came back to the dogs.
Susan Luehrs was a special education teacher at Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii when she had a seemingly innocent idea. She decided to bring dogs into the classroom one day as a fun activity for the kids, and immediately noticed something remarkable.
Not only did the students love playing with them, but typically-developing kids were walking up to her class and interacting with them – truly interacting – in a way she wasn’t used to seeing. The dogs were the connector.