Autism Service Dogs
Provided by: Dogs with Wings
Service dogs assist children, 3 – 10 years of age, with autism who have the tendency to bolt by:
- sensory regulation
- help with sleep disturbance
- stress and anxiety reduction for children
- social facilitation with peers
- safety and indepence.
- Applicants must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at the time of application.
- Applicants must be within the ages of 3 and 10 years old at time of application. Applicants will only be matched with an Autism Service Dog when they are 5+ years old, as the typical wait is 2 years and to match the maturity of the child.
- If an applicant ages out at an age of over 13 the applicant will not be able to receive an Autism Service Dog.
- Applicants must demonstrate a safety or flight risk that an Autism Service Dog could help mitigate.
- Preferred to place Autism Service Dogs in home environments in which the Autism Service Dog is the only canine living in the home. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Families must be able to meet the emotional, physical, and financial needs of the Autism Service Dog and offer a stable home environment.
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Dogs with Wings
11343 - 174th Street Northwest
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7
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