Dogs for the Deaf’s Autism Program is currently in transition. While some programs have found great success with breeding dogs to specifically work with people with autism, Dogs for the Deaf has always had a mission to rescue dogs from shelters and train them to work with people in need. We have found that finding and rescuing suitable dogs from shelters for this important work is much more difficult. It takes a particularly remarkable dog to work reliably with a child on the autism spectrum. A dog with the appropriate temperament and size is necessary for this program. At this time we are revitalizing the program in order to fine tune the processes to ensure success in the future.
At this time we are not accepting applications for Autism Assistance Dogs. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.