ICAN welcomes the chance to speak to your organization, business, church or civic group about the amazing abilities our assistance dogs provide to individuals living with a disability and the education our inmate handlers receive training the dogs.
Our presentations are a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age of your audience. Depending on the size of your group, we usually have two volunteers/staff members and one or more dogs in training do the presentation. Each presentation is catered to the needs of your group.
Please submit your request at least 60 days prior to the requested date. The majority of our presentations are done by ICAN volunteers, however, from time to time, staff members also participate.
ICAN presentations are a great fit for your next event, convocation, or teaching moment. Kid and adult-friendly, our speakers focus on ICAN's service to the greater Indiana community. We explain the extensive ICAN training model, based on positive reinforcement, including exactly what assistance dogs can be trained to do.
Another focus of ICAN's presentations are the social benefits to our community. We teach audiences how to interact with assistance dogs and their companions, and the multiple social benefits of using carefully chosen incarcerated handlers as dog trainers.
Our presenters will provide an informative and educational experience for any community audience. We believe in the importance of informing your community about ICAN's mission.
There is no charge for presentations within the greater Indianapolis area but we always welcome donations or gift cards. For speaking engagements taking place outside of Indianapolis we charge a mileage & per diem fee to cover costs and the amount is based on the location and length of the presentation.
To request a speaking presentation, please be sure to complete the Request Form. So that we can determine availability of staff or volunteers in addition to reviewing our schedule, please allow five to seven business days for our Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator to get back with you.