ASDA was founded in 2002 by Priscilla Taylor. Incorporating her love of dogs and her background in special education, she formed this non-profit, community-based organization to aid children with special needs. While many service dog agencies existed to meet diverse needs, none provided specially trained dogs for children with autism. Ms. Taylor received some of her education at Assistance Dog Institute, the only institution of higher education for dog studies in the world.
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Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals living with autism, and their families, by providing well-trained service dogs.