Congratulations to our latest Assistance Dog class who qualified recently at our National Headquarters & Training Centre in Cork.
We wish our January Assistance Dog class of Gerallt Jones & Ebony,Valery Gauthier & Ice and Kim Burke & Wilson all the best with their new partnerships.
Launched in 2005 our Assistance Dog Programme was the first of its kind in Europe. An Assistance Dog is the same breed, age and temperament as a Guide Dog and is trained especially to work with a child with autism and his or her family.
Assistance Dogs help to control and improve the behaviour of children with autism by promoting calmness and acting as a safety aid to the parent. Outings to public places become less stressful and families enjoy greater freedom and mobility.
Congratulations to you all and we wish you and your families the very best and we look forward to seeing you all soon and hearing about your progress.
Gerallt Jones & Ebony, Valery Gauthier & Ice. Kim Burke & Wilson with instructors Ian Freyne and Eoin Slattery