Meet the Author
Rylee Tuggle, M.Ed., BCBA
Rylee is an advocate, a service dog handler, and children's book author of Helping Paws: A Day in the Life of a Service Dog and My Hidden Difference Makes Me Special. In her late twenties, Rylee was diagnosed with a rare disorder: hypokalemic periodic paralysis. She applies that to her background in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and her M.Ed. in Instruction and Curriculum to focus on providing well rounded resources to children with medical disorders. She writes books for kids like her. Her books show children, children with medical conditions, disorders, and service dogs, they are not alone.
She knows her stories will help empower people to advocate for themselves and others affected by invisible disorders and disabilities by teaching healthy and safe options to deal with the struggles that come with having these disorders. She firmly believes that with your support, we can get these books into the hands of children who need them, at home, in classrooms, for educators, and medical practices. Together we can educate, inform, encourage, and be a resource to children and their support systems.
Schedule a School Visit
Learn about service dogs through the eyes of a working pup! With every visit, Rylee brings her book to life by telling the book from her service dog's point of view and showing it too! There will be plenty of time for questions, and opportunities to practice the skills taught in the book!