Our service dogs provide physical safety and an emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child tethered to a service dog, families are able to engage in activities as simple as going to the park or going out to eat as a family. When out in the community, a service dog increases safety and helps families feel secure. The service dog’s calming presence can minimize and often eliminate emotional outbursts, enabling the child to more fully participate in community and family activities. In many cases, the service dog accompanies the child to school, helping with transitions between activities and locations. Having a service dog helps increase opportunities for the child to develop social and language skills with others.
Autism Service Dogs staff is made up of a dedicated group of individuals that come from a variety of backgrounds. Each of us brings something different to the table giving our dogs the best possibility for success and training.
DOGS IN TRAINING
ASDA Staff with Ollie and Maria