What is an Autism Assistance Dog?
Life is full of possibilities. But if you have a young child on the autism spectrum, there are times when those possibilities seem limited. At Dogs for Better Lives, our Autism Assistance Dogs are helping families create more possibilities for safety, confidence, and comfort.
Autism Assistance Dogs are professionally trained to redirect repetitive behaviors such as flailing arms, waving hands, snapping fingers, stomping; apply deep pressure; and to provide companionship dedicated solely to the child. Combined with their professional training, an Autism Assistance Dogs’ calm and caring behavior have shown to decrease anxiety, increase calmness, reduce emotional meltdowns, and foster more manageable bedtime routines.
Dogs for Better Lives is the premier provider of professionally trained Assistance Dogs. We are currently serving children between the ages of 4-8 in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island
(Please Note: The content shown in our promotional videos was captured when our age range to apply for a dog was between the ages of 4 to 12. Our policy has since changed.)