Not all people with autism or an autism spectrum disorder are necessarily disabled by their condition. Some are able to function while others find that their condition substantially limits that person’s ability to perform activities of daily living that most others take for granted.
In Canada, employing trained service dogs to aid individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an emerging practice. This approach, prevalent in the U.S., has numerous accounts of service dogs hastening PTSD recovery and diminishing dependence on medication.
Seizure response dogs are skilled in aiding their partners during or after a seizure. Their tasks range from ensuring open airways, summoning help, managing alert systems, to guiding and supporting those with postictal disorientation and balance issues.
Mobility Service Dogs, specifically trained for individuals over 6 with physical or medical disabilities, significantly enhance safety and independence. These dogs assist in tasks like fetching objects, handling appliances, opening doors, and signaling for assistance, thereby improving their partners' everyday living experiences.
In Ontario, Canine Assisted Intervention Dogs join forces with experts from diverse disciplines, enriching therapeutic processes. These collaborative efforts tackle a spectrum of health and wellness challenges in community settings, offering specialized, compassionate support in numerous therapeutic environments for improved outcomes.
Seizure response dogs are expertly trained to support their partners both during and following seizures. They perform vital tasks like maintaining open airways, seeking assistance, operating alert systems, and providing guidance and stability to individuals experiencing postictal disorientation and balance challenges.
TO PROVIDE TRAINED SERVICE DOGS AND THEIR CONTINUING HANDLING SUPPORT TO PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ASSISTING THEM TO BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT IN THEIR SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO COMMUNITIES.