Support Dogs is a small charity that provides, trains and supports assistance dogs to help families of children living with autism.
Children with autism experience disadvantages socially, emotionally and physically. They can be affected in a number of ways, and the developmental disability can impact the whole family – often parents act as carers. Autism assistance dogs have been shown to decrease the stress and social isolation that this can create.
Following 18 months of training, assistance dogs are placed in a family environment. They provide safety and companionship, reduce stress and anxiety in social environments, and help to bring independence and a more socially inclusive life to both the child with autism and their family.
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to support the charity’s ‘Autism Assistance Dogs – After care support’ project which provides on-going after care for families with autism assistance dogs.
As a child grows, their needs change, but ongoing training is provided to ensure that the charity’s dogs are meeting the changing needs of the child and their family. Development training ensures that dogs are able to learn additional skills to provide the most appropriate support for the entirety of the dog’s 8 year working life.
With your help, we can support this charity and many more across the UK.