In February 2017, Dogs for the Deaf placed it’s third Autism Assistance Dog, Dinero (pictured to the left) with a young client in Southern Oregon. Since placing Dinero, Dogs for the Deaf is now in the final stages of developing its cutting-edge program. The Training Department is currently working to refine its training protocols in order to produce the highest quality Autism Assistance Dogs available.
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. Ultimately, Dogs for the Deaf is excited about expanding the number of people they help and the lives they touch.
At this time Dogs for the Deaf is actively seeking clients/families ONLY in the following Oregon counties: Deschutes, Lane, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath. We’re seeking to place Autism Assistance Dogs with children on the spectrum, ages ranging from 5 to 12 years. Over time we hope to expand the program across Oregon, then the western United States, and eventually across the country.
Autism Assistance Dog – PSA (Feb 2017)
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