Apply for an Autism Service Dog

(For children between the ages of 3 and 10 years)

Noah Kelm & Matlock

Autism Service Dogs provide greater safety and independence for children with Autism who have the tendency to bolt by:

  • sensory regulation
  • companionship
  • help with sleep disturbance
  • stress and anxiety reduction for children
  • social facilitation with peers
  • safety and independence

Dogs with Wings will consider the application of future Autism Service applicants if the following criteria are met:

    • 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.
    • We prefer 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.

For more information on Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the importance of accredited dogs:
http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/

For more information on other ADI certified service dog schools in Canada:
Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools

CONTACT US

11343 174 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0B7

p. 780-944-8011
e. info@dogswithwings.ca

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