Autism Assistance Service Dog Program
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 once weekly once integrated at home
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 as soon as possible regarding your application.