What is autism care? If you have a loved one on the spectrum, you know autism care can mean many things. From searching for your loved one when he or she has eloped, to finding peace through tantrums and outbreaks, there is so much that a guardian has to care for on a daily basis. At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, it’s our mission to help provide service dogs for those with or caring for an invisible illness. Our non-profit helps offset the cost of a service dog and place service dogs in the homes of families for training. With our unique training program, our clients have been able to live safer, fuller lives.
How Do Autism Assistance Dogs Make a Difference?
With an Autism Service Dog, you know you can trust that your child on the spectrum is in good hands. With unexpected episodes or outbursts, a service dog can help keep any child calm and interrupt irrational behavior. This is the same for self-harm as well - when a child engages in this behavior, a service dog is trained to gently interrupt their handler from continuing. When a child attempts to run away, a service dog can stop him or her; if he or she has already run away, they can help to find the lost child.
In addition to the safety precautions they provide, Autism Assistance Dogs can also help children develop necessary skills. They facilitate improved sleep patterns, increased social interaction, help with sensory processing disorders, reading, and more. With an autism dog, children and adults on the spectrum are able to lead a more structured life.
Coloring for Miracles: Win a $10,000 Grant for an Autism Service Dog
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, SDWR is awarding five $10,000 grants to those participating in our ‘Coloring for Miracles’ campaign. Participants will choose a coloring page on our site, color it in with their loved one and let us know how an Autism Assistance Dog would make a difference in their household. An application is to be filled out with the coloring page attached, and participants will pay a submission fee. SDWR will choose the top coloring pages to be awarded $10,000. Submissions end April 30th, 2015. Apply today! Find submission information at http://www.sdwr.org/coloring-for-miracles/.
Do you have questions about our ‘Coloring for Miracles’ campaign? Are you interested in an Autism Service Dog? Contact SDWR for more information.