Dogs for Autism
'I feel more grounded when I’m with Toby – I felt isolated before, but now I go out more and meet people. Going to Art College is my dream, and I feel this is achievable with Toby by my side.'
Dogs for Autism have been supported through the PWCF small grants programme since October 2021. Our funding helps Dogs for Autism with their core costs, enabling them to source, train and match assistance dogs with an autistic partner.
An intensive level of support is tailored to each autistic individual’s needs; for the majority this provides a lifeline where no comparable help is available. In doing so, Dogs for Autism empowers autistic people to realise their individual potential, improve their access to their chosen communities, and to enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing.
Autism assistance dogs are highly trained to help provide the best assistance for their partnered individual. The charity also works closely with schools and colleges where necessary in order to integrate the assistance dog into daily life – making life easier for individuals with autism who may find places like school difficult and find confidence through their assistance dog.
An assistance dog training at school.
One beneficiary said‘I feel more grounded when I’m with Toby – I felt isolated before, but now I go out more and meet people. Going to Art College is my dream, and I feel this is achievable with Toby by my side.‘
To learn more about the work of Dogs for Autism, please click here.
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