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    3 Reasons You Need An Autism Service Dog

    July 6, 2019

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    3 Reasons You Need An Autism Service Dog

    Dogs are near and dear to my heart for this reason: I love dogs.  

    And I love them all: little squishy dogs, old soul dogs, and even the naughty dogs.

    I have always had at least one dog in my life. Dogs see your soul. Accept you. Adore you and love you. And in this world that is pretty extraordinary.

    I have known for a long time that dogs were available to assist the blind, but, I’ve also learned that dogs are trained to help people with autism too.

    Help, companionship, and security

    1.  Autism service dogs provide safety

    Parents worry so much about the safety of their children with autism.  Wandering away from their families or into the path of danger happens too frequently.

    Autism service dogs are trained to stay close to their child, follow their child’s scent and assist with search and rescue.  Another way autism service dogs provide safety is by tethering the child to the service dog to keep the child close.  Moms have so much to do and so many details to keep up with that tethering takes the worry about a child wandering away.

    2. Interrupting repetitious behavior and meltdowns

    Autistic meltdown or sensory processing overload is very real.  Too much stimulus causes a breakdown.

    Autism service dogs provide comfort and can interrupt behaviors or signal for help stopping a harmful behavior.

    3.  Friendship, Security and Transition Help

    It’s good to have friends.  When a kid with autism is struggling to make it through a new transition, this is where his dog can help.

    Service dogs offer comfort, security, and stability during unfamiliar routines and transitions.

    Below is a list of organizations working to connect people with autism to service animals.

    Your Dog Advisor

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourdogadvisor

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/yourdogadvisor

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourdogadvisor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/your_dogadvisor

    Email: jen@yourdogadvisor.com

     

    4 Paws for Ability

    53 Dayton Ave., Xenia, Ohio 45385

     karen@4pawsforability.org

    (937) 374-0385

    617 38th Street South,

    Birmingham, AL 35222

    (205) 322-5144

    SDWR.ORG

    Autism service dog application

    phone: 540-543-2307

    info@sdwr.org

    Paws With A Cause

    NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

    Address: 4646 South Division, Wayland, MI 49348
    Phone: 616-877-7297 
    paws@pawswithacause.org

    Southeastern Michigan regional office

    Address: 1328 Wheaton

    Troy, MI 48083

    1-888-288-4762

    En Español: 1-888-772-9050

    familyservices@autismspeaks.org

     

    Autism service dogs of America

    Mailing Address:

    Autism Service Dogs of America

    20340 SW Boones Ferry Road

    Tualatin OR 97062

     

    Hearingsol.com

    1-800-121-4408.

    We are always here to help you.

    Workingservicedog.com

    339-364-8378

    Indiana canine assistance network

    ICAN 

    icandog@icandog.org
    5610 Crawfordsville Rd, Suite 2101
    Indianapolis, IN 46224
    (317) 250-6450

    Us service animals

    (985) 570-5341

    69156 Hwy 190 Service Rd., Covington, LA 70433

    Rover

    Rover.com

    Dogs for good

    The Frances Hay Centre
    Blacklocks Hill
    Banbury
    Oxfordshire
    OX17 2BS

    01295 252600

    Good dog! Autism Companions

    Good Dog! Autism Companions
    855 South Main Ave Ste K-162
    Fallbrook, CA 92028

    760-913-9090

    Remedy Retrievers

    16450 Hwy 36 W., Red Bluff, CA 96080
     530-527-2268
     info@remedyservicedogs.com
     Monday – Friday 9:00-5:00

    Wilderwood service dogs

    Wilderwood.org

    NEADS Worldclass Service Dogs

    P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541

    (978) 422-9064

    Little Angels Service Dogs

    PO Box 219
    Jamul, CA 91935

    1-800-528-9550

    Service Dog School of America

    Telephone/Text  (916) 701-6458  

    Cali Pals Doodles and Service Dogs

    Calipals.com

    Tender Loving Canines

    P.O. Box 1244
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    858.461.6827
    info@tlcad.org

    Freedom Service Dogs of America

    7193 S Dillon Ct, Englewood, CO 80112

    303.922.6231

    The Seeing Eye

    P.O. Box 375
    Morristown, NJ 07963-0375

    (973) 539-4425

    info@SeeingEye.com

    Alert Service Dogs

    ASD, Inc.
    9036 Buckeye Court
    Indianapolis, IN  46260

     1-317-753-6440

    Info@alertservicedogs.com

    Canine Assistance

    3160 Francis Road
    Milton, Georgia 30004
    770-664-7178
    800-771-7221

    info@canineassistants.org

    Paws Giving Independence

    PO Box 9572, Peoria IL 61612
    309.839.2754
    dkosner@givingindependence.org

    Midamerica Service Dogs’ Foundation

    7420 S. County Line Rd, Ste. 8 Burr Ridge IL, 60527

    1-866-4PAWS-44

    info@midamericaservicedogs.com

    Merlin’s Kids

    PO BOX 21
    Midland Park, NJ 07432

    Can Do Canines

    9440 Science Center Drive
    New Hope, MN 55428

    Warren Service Retrievers

    Read this article about twins in Chester, Maryland with autism service dog!

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