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Autism Service Dogs of America

Last Update:7/5/2018
Contact:Laurel Oliver-Gilmore
Title:Executive Director
Address:20340 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
County:Nationwide
Phone:971-285-4547
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Website:www.autismservicedogsofamerica.com
Mission
Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of children living with autism—and their families—by providing exceptionally well trained service dogs.
Program Description
Our service dogs provide a physical and emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child tethered to a service dog, families feel they are newly freed to engage in activities as simple as going out to eat.

When out in the community, a service dog can increase safety and make families feel secure. In many cases, the service dog accompanies the child to school, where its calming presence can minimize and often eliminate emotional outbursts, enabling the child to more fully participate in his or her school day. Transitioning among school day activities is eased and the service dog provides a focus through which the child can interact with other children. This helps increase the opportunity for the child to develop social and language skills.
Financial
ASDA guides the family through the fundraising process with a fundraising packet loaded with helpful information, including, tips on setting up fundraising events, a sample fundraising letter, brochures, and a list of prospective charitable foundations and organizations.
Services
Service Animals
Counties Serviced
Nationwide
ABOUT SPECIAL KIDS RESOURCE DIRECTORY
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail: familynetw@aboutspecialkids.org

As a matter of policy, About Special Kids does not specifically endorse any of the resources contained on our website or in our information packets. Resources are supplied for information purposes only and ASK recommends that families explore all options for assistance before making an informed choice.