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3 Reasons You Need An Autism Service Dog

July 6, 2019

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3 Reasons You Need An Autism Service Dog

Dogs are near and dear to my heart for this reason: I love dogs.  

And I love them all: little squishy dogs, old soul dogs, and even the naughty dogs.

I have always had at least one dog in my life. Dogs see your soul. Accept you. Adore you and love you. And in this world that is pretty extraordinary.

I have known for a long time that dogs were available to assist the blind, but, I’ve also learned that dogs are trained to help people with autism too.

Help, companionship, and security

1.  Autism service dogs provide safety

Parents worry so much about the safety of their children with autism.  Wandering away from their families or into the path of danger happens too frequently.

Autism service dogs are trained to stay close to their child, follow their child’s scent and assist with search and rescue.  Another way autism service dogs provide safety is by tethering the child to the service dog to keep the child close.  Moms have so much to do and so many details to keep up with that tethering takes the worry about a child wandering away.

2. Interrupting repetitious behavior and meltdowns

Autistic meltdown or sensory processing overload is very real.  Too much stimulus causes a breakdown.

Autism service dogs provide comfort and can interrupt behaviors or signal for help stopping a harmful behavior.

3.  Friendship, Security and Transition Help

It’s good to have friends.  When a kid with autism is struggling to make it through a new transition, this is where his dog can help.

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Service dogs offer comfort, security, and stability during unfamiliar routines and transitions.

Below is a list of organizations working to connect people with autism to service animals.

Your Dog Advisor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourdogadvisor

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/yourdogadvisor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourdogadvisor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/your_dogadvisor

Email: jen@yourdogadvisor.com

 

4 Paws for Ability

53 Dayton Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385

 karen@4pawsforability.org

(937) 374-0385

617 38th Street South,

Birmingham, AL 35222

(205) 322-5144

SDWR.ORG

Autism service dog application

phone: 540-543-2307

info@sdwr.org

Paws With A Cause

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Address: 4646 South Division, Wayland, MI 49348
Phone: 616-877-7297 
paws@pawswithacause.org

Southeastern Michigan regional office

Address: 1328 Wheaton

Troy, MI 48083

1-888-288-4762

En Español: 1-888-772-9050

familyservices@autismspeaks.org

 

Autism service dogs of America

Mailing Address:

Autism Service Dogs of America

20340 SW Boones Ferry Road

Tualatin OR 97062

 

Hearingsol.com

1-800-121-4408.

We are always here to help you.

Workingservicedog.com

339-364-8378

Indiana canine assistance network

ICAN 

icandog@icandog.org
5610 Crawfordsville Rd, Suite 2101
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 250-6450

Us service animals

(985) 570-5341

69156 Hwy 190 Service Rd., Covington, LA 70433

Rover

Rover.com

Dogs for good

The Frances Hay Centre
Blacklocks Hill
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX17 2BS

01295 252600

Good dog! Autism Companions

Good Dog! Autism Companions
855 South Main Ave Ste K-162
Fallbrook, CA 92028

760-913-9090

Remedy Retrievers

16450 Hwy 36 W., Red Bluff, CA 96080
 530-527-2268
 info@remedyservicedogs.com
 Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00

Wilderwood service dogs

Wilderwood.org

NEADS Worldclass Service Dogs

P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541

(978) 422-9064

Little Angels Service Dogs

PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935

1-800-528-9550

Service Dog School of America

Telephone/Text  (916) 701-6458  

Cali Pals Doodles and Service Dogs

Calipals.com

Tender Loving Canines

P.O. Box 1244
Solana Beach, CA 92075
858.461.6827
info@tlcad.org

Freedom Service Dogs of America

7193 S Dillon Ct, Englewood, CO 80112

303.922.6231

The Seeing Eye

P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963-0375

(973) 539-4425

info@SeeingEye.com

Alert Service Dogs

ASD, Inc.
9036 Buckeye Court
Indianapolis, IN  46260

 1-317-753-6440

Info@alertservicedogs.com

Canine Assistance

3160 Francis Road
Milton, Georgia 30004
770-664-7178
800-771-7221

info@canineassistants.org

Paws Giving Independence

PO Box 9572, Peoria IL 61612
309.839.2754
dkosner@givingindependence.org

Midamerica Service Dogs’ Foundation

7420 S. County Line Rd, Ste. 8 Burr Ridge IL, 60527

1-866-4PAWS-44

info@midamericaservicedogs.com

Merlin’s Kids

PO BOX 21
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Can Do Canines

9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, MN 55428

Warren Service Retrievers

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Read this article about twins in Chester, Maryland with autism service dog!

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