During National Autism Awareness Month, the autism community takes strides in celebrating and educating the general public about invisible illness. As Autism Service Dog providers, SDWR is proud to be involved in the autism community. We meet countless families who live with a loved one on the spectrum. Again and again, we’ve seen our service dogs make a difference in the lives of these families.
Coloring for Miracles
In light of National Autism Awareness Month April 2015, we are embracing our commitment to raise awareness. We want to make a life-changing impact towards the families who have been looking for an autism service dog for children. Through our campaign Coloring for Miracles, individuals are given a chance at receiving a $10,000 grant towards an SDWR autism dog for kids.
Our campaign doesn’t stop there. We want you and your loved one to be involved. To enter, you will choose from a selection of five coloring pages - you and your child will work together to color this page and let us know how a service dog will change your life. Once you submit your coloring page to SDWR, our staff will choose a winner for each of the five coloring pages.
Why Service Dogs for Autism?
Autism dogs change the way Autistic children live with their invisible illness. From preventing outbreaks, self-harm, and elopement, autism dogs protect a child’s physical health. Through their overall calming effect, service dogs can help improve sleep patterns, improve reading skill sets, and increase social interaction. They provide a physical and emotional difference in the life of an individual on the spectrum. Autism caretakers often feel a burnout from never-ending care and worry for their loved one. With an autism dog aiding in protection and sensory care, it is easier to find peace.
Reach Out to SDWR
To stay updated about our Coloring for Miracles campaign, follow us on Facebook for announcements and submissions from Autism families across North America and beyond. If you have questions about our Autism Awareness month campaign or want to learn more about service dogs for Autistic children please contact SDWR today.