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Apply for an Autism Service Dog

PLEASE CHECK BACK IN EARLY 2024 FOR UPDATES ON APPLYING FOR A SERVICE DOG.

Autism is a challenging, protected disability that affects every individual and family differently. Our service dogs are specially trained to help children with autism maneuver difficulties they may be experiencing in everyday life.

 

Autism service dogs for children in southeast WI

Get a Service Dog Requirements

Service dogs for autism are very high in demand in Wisconsin. Because of this, we make sure we pair our highly trained service dogs with only the best candidates possible. In order to qualify for a service dog you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Autism support charity for southeast WI families Must be diagnosed with autism by a licensed healthcare professional
  • Apply for an autism service dog in WI Parent or guardian must be confident the child will not cause harm to the dogs
  • Trained emotional support dogs for children with autism Recipients must attend a weekly training session at our facility in Palmyra for approximately 12 months before graduation.
  • Autism support dog certification Recipients must be able to attend annual recertification for the dog and handler.
  • Applicants must be 7 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must reside within a 50 mile radius of our location.

If you believe you or your child would benefit from a furry companion, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

About Our Process

  • We will no longer accept applications for recipients under age 7 at the time of application submission.
  • We strongly prefer that potential recipients be the full-time handler of the service dog.
  • We ask that all families reside within a 50-mile radius of our facility, W383 Carlin Trail, Palmyra, WI 53156.  This is due to the requirement of traveling to our location once weekly for hour-long training sessions for approximately 12 months.  
  • An attendance policy is enforced for training sessions.
  • We are now requiring a $50 application fee, due upon receipt of the invoice that will be sent when we receive the application.  Applications will not be processed without payment of the application fee.
  • An agreement regarding our program must be signed before training can begin, and a withdrawal fee will be assessed if you choose to leave the program after 90 days of training with a dog.
Autism support dogs for southeast WI children

Trained Service Dogs

The Wisconsin Legislative Council considers service animals distinct from emotional support animals, granting stronger protections for service animals that provide a utility to their owners. All our service dogs are professionally trained in de-escalation and redirection techniques. They’re also able to recognize when a child is overwhelmed, overstimulated, or displaying harmful or repetitive behaviors.

Dynamic Training Program

When a child is selected to receive a service dog, they’ll have the opportunity to attend our dynamic training program. This program includes the child, their family, and one of our service dogs. Throughout this program, children and dogs will evolve from training partners to trusted companions that’ll live and grow side by side.

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