Benefits of ADS Autism Service Dogs:
For children that wander or bolt, the service dog keeps the child grounded and safe. The service dog keeps the child with the family and allows for safe road-crossings.
• Constant Friendship
The service dog can become a companion for the child. Independence is fostered through being responsible for helping with the dog's care and exercise.
• Behavioural Support & Social Inclusion
The dog helps with stress control and serves as a constant anchor and behavioural guide for the child. The service dog bridges the gap between peers allowing for greater opportunities for socialization and independence. A child learns daily tasks with service dog that create opportunities to learn responsibility, empathy, socialization, and communication development. There are benefits for family and siblings as well. Parents gain comfort in public places families can participate in outings together and more often.
ADS Service Dogs
ADS dogs are of the highest quality, with optimal health, temperament, maturity and adaptability. The main breeds trained for the ADS program are Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. All ADS puppies are raised in homes throughout their lives, and advanced training with the dogs is one-to-one with trained staff.