DfA earns Assistance Dog International Accreditation

DfA earns Assistance Dog International Accreditation

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. 

Lead The Way with our Patron, Chris Packham

Lead The Way with our Patron, Chris Packham

Can you help us #LeadTheWay?
Would you like an exclusive t-shirt designed by our Patron, Chris Packham?
Donate whatever you can to help us this Christmas.
Donate £25 or more and you’ll receive this limited edition T-shirt – and help connect more autistic people with our assistance dogs.
Donate now at dogsforautism.org.uk/lead-the-way/ and support more families in our community.

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.

Run the Ring Grand Total

Run the Ring Grand Total

Dogs for Autism are delighted to announce that the Run the Ring community raised an incredible £89,468.93.

Cheque Presentation for DfA Team

Presented recently at a special cheque presentation evening, this accomplishment is thanks to all of your dedication and support.

The vast majority of the funds has been donated to us to continue our life-changing work. The donation will enable the training of assistance dogs that will provide support for autistic individuals.

Additionally, £2,595 has been donated to the PATT Foundation. This contribution will fund tree planting to offset the carbon emissions produced by the Run the Ring event.

We are endlessly grateful for this community. Thank you, Ringers, for making a difference in so many lives. Your generosity continues to inspire us.

Styles & Associates Accountancy Services Charity Race Night Donation

Styles & Associates Accountancy Services Charity Race Night Donation

Generous Donation from Hampshire Accountancy Firm Styles & Associates

DfA would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Styles & Associates Accountancy and all their friends, families and supporters who attended their charity race Race Night in July.

Cheque presentation for Dogs for Autism at new charity training centre

Last week Styles & Associates Accountancy presented us with a very generous cheque of over £2000 raised from the charity fundraising night.

Laura, our Community Engagement and Fundraising Officer and Sue, the Operations Manager at DfA, received the cheque from Kate Corbin at Styles & Associates.

Kate has previously been a puppy parent for Dogs for Autism. Buzzy, one our trainee assistance dogs helped Laura and Sue receive the cheque!

Arthur, Laura’s Black Labrador and newest ‘Ambassadog’ for DfA, helped show Kate the new training centre at The Lavender Fields, Selborne. The training centre has recently undergone an expansive make-over thanks to the hard work from the Run the Ring volunteer team.

Every penny kindly raised from events such as the Styles & Associates Race Night help us continue our work providing autism assistance dogs, free of charge to autistic people of any age, anywhere in the UK.


Visit our website to read more: www.dogsforautism.org.uk