Apply for an Autism Service Dog

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

We are not accepting new applications at this time. If you have any questions, please direct them to our Client Services Department at (780) 944-8011 ext. 209 or client@dogswithwings.ca.

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:

    • Has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at the time of application.
    • Are within the ages of 3 and 10 years old at the 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.
    • Demonstrates a safety or flight risk that an Autism Service Dog could help mitigate.
    • Families must be able to meet the emotional, physical, and financial needs of the Autism Service Dog and offer a stable home environment.
    • DWW requires our Autism Service Dog to be the only dog in the home and we cannot assist clients who have a pet dog(s) (exceptions can be considered for other resident DWW dogs).

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

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