Lead The Way – Christmas Campaign

Lead The Way – Christmas Campaign

Donate this Christmas to help provide life-changing assistance dogs for autistic people.

Autism impacts people in different ways, but problems with social interaction and communication can lead to isolation and depression.

Dogs for Autism trains and provides assistance dogs free of charge, with ongoing support to the autistic person and their families, helping them achieve independence, improve their mental health and build self-esteem. These amazing dogs can help in all kinds of environments: education settings, public places and in the workplace making autistic people’s day-to-day lives that bit easier.

Donate now so we can provide more dogs free of charge for the autistic people who need them most.


Charity Partnership – SenLife

Charity Partnership – SenLife

We are delighted to become the charity partner of SenLife, the digital companion for neurodiverse families.

SenLife is an app and online hub which aims to bring together the neurodiverse community and transform their day to day lives using technical innovation to get the right help.

Packed with useful resources, this app allows parents to plan, track and learn more about the behaviours of their neurodiverse child.

Download and learn more about the app here.

New Charity Ambassador

New Charity Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that following the filming for the BBC and short tour of our new training centre, Jean-Christophe agreed to become an ambassador for Dogs for Autism to promote our work further.

Jean-Christophe’s youngest son Valentino was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old, following treatment for cancer.

Jean-Christophe met Dogs for Autism earlier this year when he filmed a special segment for the BBC’s Children in Need Celebrity Bargain Hunt episode. Jean-Christophe met Jan Kiley, COO of Dogs for Autism and Luna, a trained autism assistance dog who has been life-changing for her partner, Zana and her family.

Thank you Jean-Christophe Novelli 💙

Read more about Jean-Christophe and his accolades here.


Dogs for Autism feature on BBC Children in Need Bargain Hunt Special

We were absolutely thrilled to see our charity, Dogs for Autism, featured on a special episode of BBC One’s Bargain Hunt in support of BBC Children in Need this year. Renowned TV chef Jean-Christophe Novelli spoke to Jan Kiley, Chief Operating Officer, in a special segment during the programme.

It was incredibly moving to see our organisation recognised nationally on such a popular show. We are so grateful to the BBC, Children in Need, Jean-Christophe and Zana’s family for helping us share our story and inspire viewers to support Children in Need.


Catch the whole episode on iPlayer here.

Radio 2 interview with DfA partner for BBC Children in Need

Radio 2 interview with DfA partner for BBC Children in Need

Tune in to BBC Radio 2 on BBC Sounds all this week to hear Dogs for Autism partner Rebecca talk about the positive impact that her assistance dog Lola, has had on her life.
Rebecca’s interview for BBC Children in Need will be playing at the following times 👇
Tuesday 14th Nov at 15:30
Wednesday 15th Nov at 16:20
Thursday 16th Nov at 11:20
Saturday 18th Nov at 16:20

We are immensely proud of the work we do and thanks to organisations such as @BBCCiN, the grant we receive means we are able to fund the family bonding training of 8 autism assistance dogs a year, every year, for the next three years.

All this is made possible by the generous donations to BBC Children in Need that you give each year.

Watch Children in Need on BBC One from 7pm on Friday 17th November.