How to Apply

If you have a diagnosis of autism and would like to apply for a dog, please contact us and we will send you an information pack about our work. Before applying, you will need to attend a Dogs for Autism information session.

Until we have the funds to train more dogs we are not planning to hold more information sessions; this won't be before the second half of 2020. The only limit to how many dogs we can train and place with families is financial, and once we have more funds in place we will be able to train more dogs to support more autistic people. 

Once you have been able to attend an information session, we will send you an application form to complete. 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 after your home visit  to start training a dog for your needs.

(photo credit: Cleo Bolt)