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  1. Autism Anchoring Dogs

    Our service dogs keep children safe and calm. We are unique as service dog trainers because we use giant breed dogs as autism service dogs. Giant breed dogs can weigh an average of 110-150 lbs and some, up to 180 lbs. This heavyweight class of dog is up to almost twice the weight of a young...

  2. Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart

    Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...

  3. Jody Sandler

  4. The search for the cure : exploring the mystery behind the importance of animal therapy, music therapy, and weighted vests on children who have autism

    Contributor(s):: Hailey Paver

    The number of people diagnosed with autism has been dramatically increasing over the last ten years. It is estimated that in the next decade there will be more than four million people on the autism spectrum. There is a mystery surrounding autism in the world today, and that is because the cause...

  5. Arctic Paws for Service

    Arctic Paws For Service is an organization of dedicated Alaskans, whose primary activity is to provide trained service dogs to Alaskans with disabilities to promote independent living. Our service dogs are currently trained specifically for Mobility Assist, Seizure Alert, and Autism...

  6. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  7. Therapy Dogs Assisting Those With Autism

    Contributor(s):: Yung Yung Chan, Courtney Zinna, Dana DeLuca, Ali Locke, Julie M. Fagan

    The use of animals in assisting people with special needs is gaining acceptance. However, the assessment and success of animal-assisted therapy programs has primarily been based on anecdotal evidence. We have designed a pilot study to determine whether therapy dogs may be beneficial in assisting...

  8. Jennifer Friedrich

  9. Stiftung Schweizerische Schule f├╝r Blindenf├╝hrhunde

    The Foundation Swiss School for guide dogs in Allschwil was formed in 1972 for guide dogs and to care for the blind or partially sighted guide dogs holder with his dog for life. Since 2012, we also train service dogs and autism service dogs. In addition, we have many years of training social dog...

  10. KNGF Geleide Honden

    We are a non-profit foundation and our work largely depends on donations and legacies. Since our establishment in 1935 we have trained over 5,000 dogs for blind and visually impaired people very. Therefore, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of dog and disability. This...

  11. North Star Foundation

    Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross

    At North Star, our clients are children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent. All these children have family members who are similarly affected and whose needs are factored into our services.We're known for setting the gold...

  12. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy for Children: Our Entwined Future

    01 Dec 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

      This is the last column in a series of ten written for Purdue’s excellent site, and I confess to being a bit emotional to be so close to finally completing this series. It has...

  13. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Spreading the Wealth

    25 Nov 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

      As the field of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for children emerges, so does the importance of providing appropriate therapy for all children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. No...

  14. Master's social work thesis on autism assistance dogs as a parent support resource

    Forum › general-discussion › new-initiatives--projects

    Hi everyone,   I am doing my master's social work thesis on how autism service dogs can be a source of empowerment and social support for parents. Naturally, most of the...

  15. Parents' perspective on the value of assistance dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder: a cross-sectional study

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    Contributor(s):: Louise Burgoyne, Lisa Dowling, Anthony Fitzgerald, Micaela Connolly, John P Browne, Ivan J Perry

    While there is an emerging literature on the usefulness of assistance dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a dearth of quantitative data on the value of assistance dog interventions for the family unit and family functioning. Using previously validated scales and scales...

  16. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Tales from Four Labradoodles, Part 2

    16 Aug 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    North Star Blue The two labradoodle sisters I wrote about in my last column, Luna and Cocoa, have two lively brothers, Harry and Blue, which we are also placing with North Star children. I...

  17. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Tales from Four Labradoodles, Part 1

    15 Aug 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    North Star Luna North Star Foundation is now in her fourteenth year of incorporation as nonprofit; to date we have helped over 200 children all over the world socially, emotionally and...

  18. Dogs With Wings

    We are a leader in the international community of assistance dog training schools.  Our mission is to foster integration and independence for people with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs and aftercare.Our goals are to train and graduate sufficient, qualified...

  19. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Developing Canine Bonds with Children with Autism

    22 Jul 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    This column focuses on the still unfolding fate of four golden pups delivered by North Star Molly this time last year. Three of these pups are now working in our program with their carefully...

  20. Smart Pups

    Smart Pups is an Australian Charity organisation training Assistance Dogs for Special Needs Children.  The Smart Pups are task-specific Assistance Dogs trained to improve the quality of life for children with Autism and Seizure related syndromes. As well as...