Autism Assistance Service Dog Program
We are currently accepting applications for our Autism Assistance Service Dog Program. Expected date of placement: February 2024
Throughout the past ten years there has been a growing need for Autism Assistance Service Dogs (ASD's). Our Autism Assistance Service Dogs provide children and adults living with Autism with an increased sense of safety, companionship, and independence. Our Autism Assistance Service Dogs are employed with tasks such as Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT), Interruption of Harmful Behaviours, Retrieval of Comfort Items, Tracking and Retrieving lost children to a safe adult, and more.
Clients interested in our Autism Assistance Program must meet the following criteria:
Be in a speech, physical, occupational or recreational therapy program
Meet our Prescriber Guidelines
Have excellent family support
Have a parent or guardian trained as a facilitator
Have the ability to attend training twice weekly (if group classes are not possible, private lessons will be provided)
Live within Ontario
If an Autism Assistance Service Dog sounds right for you and your family, please submit an application below and our Head of Program will be in touch with you within 2-3 business days.