The Education Assistance Dog (EAD) program began during the 2018-2019 school year with a single dog supporting a self-contained classroom for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at St. Cloud Elementary. Before the end of that school year, two additional schools began participating in the program. Each year since then, additional schools have added an EAD to their campus. There are now nine working dogs assisting students who have Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, or those who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Additional dogs are working with guidance counselors, social workers, and in high school Life Labs.