Receiving ADI accreditation means we have met their high standards of excellence in all aspects of our autism assistance dog training programme.
We’d like to thank everyone who has made this possible for us, including our trustees, staff and volunteers who have worked so tirelessly.
ADI is the leading authority in the Assistance Dogs industry. It establishes and promotes standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership. Having previously been a candidate member of Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK), achieving ADI accreditation has now granted us full membership status in the UK organisation. All ADUK members are accredited by ADI and/or @igdfsocial The International Guide Dog Federation working to the highest training and welfare standards.
Earning ADI’s accreditation is an achievement of which we are immensely proud.
You can learn more about all the members of ADUK here.
All International members on the ADI website can be found here.
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.
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.