Support for you and your child
Our highly-skilled Autism Assistance Dogs offer freedom, independence and inclusion for children with autism and their entire families.
An Autism Assistance Dog can positively impact families in many ways, providing safety for a child with autism as well as making outings and activities more possible and less stressful for all.
Thanks to personalised training and specialist support from Guide Dogs staff, an Autism Assistance Dog can learn to assist with daily tasks, providing support for children with autism, their parents/caregivers and siblings.
An Autism Assistance Dog promotes social interaction and assists in the development of the skills used to enable participation in community, social and recreational activities.
Our Autism Assistance Dogs have the same legal rights of access as a Guide Dog. Autism Assistance Dogs are clearly identified by their body coats, which provide awareness of the dog’s special circumstances and support public access and inclusion.
The program is currently available to families residing in South Australia.