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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.     

1. Autism 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 Behaviors

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.

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.

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

4 Paws For Ability

53 Dayton Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385 (937) 374-0385 617 38th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222 (205) 322-5144


Paws With A Cause

4646 South Division, Wayland, MI 49348 Phone: 616-877-7297

Autism Service Dogs Of America

20340 SW Boones Ferry Road Tualatin OR 97062


Indiana Canine Assistance Program 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

Dogs For Good

Blacklocks Hill Banbury Oxfordshire OX17 2BS 01295 252600

Good Dogs! 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

Aggieland Pets With A Purpose

Aggieland Pets With A Purpose PO Box 10941 College Station, TX 77842

Wilderwood Service Dogs

1319 Tuckaleechee Trail Maryville, TN 37803 (865) 660-0095

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 Poodles And Service Dogs

Tender Loving Canines

P.O. Box 1244 Solana Beach, CA 92075 858.461.6827

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

Alert Service Dogs

9036 Buckeye Court Indianapolis, IN  46260 1-317-753-6440  

Canine Assistants

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

Paws Giving Independence

PO Box 9572, Peoria IL 61612 309.839.2754

Mid America Service Dog Foundation

Midamerica Service Dogs' Foundation 7420 S. County Line Rd, Ste. 8 Burr Ridge IL, 6052 1-866-4PAWS-44

Merlin's Kids

PO BOX 21 Midland Park, NJ 07432

Can Do Canines

9440 Science Center Drive New Hope, MN 55428

Pawsitivity Service Dogs

197 Griggs St. N., St. Paul, MN 55104. (651) 321-3647.

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