We train Assistance Dogs to support the families of children with autism

Applications for our Assistance Dog Programme waiting list are now closed.

It is our intention to open the list on an annual basis. Details of future list openings will be available on our social media channels and on our website.

Our Assistance Dogs help to control and improve the behaviour of a child with autism by promoting calmness and acting as a safety aid to the parents.

With the help of our dogs, family outings can become less stressful as our dogs allow families to enjoy greater freedom and mobility.

Our dogs were first trained as a safety aid to prevent a child bolting.

Since then we have found benefits which include:

  • greater aptitude for learning;
  • improved participation in social activities;
  • improved communication skills; and
  • a greater sense of responsibility and improved confidence.