After being greatly impacted by COVID-19, Autism Service Dogs of America had to make changes to the organization. We are not accepting new applications and are only serving families which have previously received service dogs from ASDA and need replacement service dogs.
We recommend using this resource to find other service dog organizations:
For general questions about Autism Service dogs, please visit our FAQ page.
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.
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ASDA Staff with Ollie and Maria