If you any more questions after reading this, please get in touch and we will be happy to help with any questions you might have.
After attending an information session, please complete our application form. This will be assessed by our Team and if we feel that we may be able to help you we will contact you to arrange a home visit.
After the home visit, our Team will discuss your application and make a decision about whether to put you on the waiting list for a dog. The length of the waiting list varies, but we currently expect it to take up to two years for a dog to be ready to start training for your needs.
Due to the nature of our discussions, we ask that children under 16 do not attend our sessions.
Dogs for Autism provides dogs to both children and adults.
Our work depends on a bond developing between the autistic person and their dog. If your child is frightened of dogs we wouldn’t place a dog with you. If you are able to work with your child to overcome the fear, then you would be able to apply in the future.
Our status as a Charity means that we are unable to receive payment for training an assistance dog for an applicant.
Our waiting list is currently full. Once we are in a position to train more dogs, we will run more information sessions for potential applicants.
Our resources are limited and we will only start a dog with a family once we know we have the funds to provide the individual support and training needed throughout the process. We rely on donations to continue our work; the more money we raise, the more dogs we can provide.
Dogs for Autism supplies trained dogs and doesn’t work with a family’s pet dog.