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POSTED: March 7, 2017 11:34 a.m.
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Service dogs from the SD Gunner Fund program visited elementary schools this morning as part of Georgia Exceptional Children’s Week.

Exceptional Children’s Week is a state observance March 6 through March 10 that highlights special education and the support programs for those students.

“I just really wanted to celebrate our differences and give back to our kids,” Bryan County Public Schools district parent mentor Celena Hughes explained. “It’s all about building awareness, acceptance and an understanding of other children and their different abilities.”

Check back for more photos and the complete story of how the students reacted to the dogs. S.D. Gunner Fund founder Britnee Kinard also explained how her nonprofit agency trains dogs for special needs children.

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