Cameron is a 13-year-old boy with autism. He loves the outdoors, water, nature, his family and animals. He is social, but can't express himself in a way that is understandable to others. His sensory issues can become so overwhelming that he will suddenly behave very strangely and alarmingly. He is often misunderstood and avoided by his peers because of these obstacles. We wish he had a constant companion that he could love and who could help him deal with his anxiety, his sensory issues, his OCD and his social isolation. Cameron could truly grow from this relationship with a service dog from ADS. Please help us raise funds to give Cameron a chance to overcome his debilitating barriers in life and have a true friend.To donate to support Cameron please visit his fundraising page: Cameron's Furry Companion
In the winter of 2013, Bentley accompanied the Moffat family on a trip to Disney. Bentley works with Carter and was such a great help in Disney!
Katelyn is my 8 year old daughter with Autism. She is considered nonverbal as she has limited functional speech.
Kyler is a bright and happy boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At first glance one may not be able to tell any difference between Kyler and any other young boy, however he faces many challanges associated with ASD that are not always seen on the surface.
Deciding to apply for a service dog for our daughter Brynn was a big decision for our family. Our family had never had a dog before and even more challenging, Brynn didn’t even like dogs!
Diana is a mother of two boys on the Autism Spectrum. Each of the boys have their own service dogs which accompany them to high school on a daily basis. The dogs have both brought different benefits to each of her boys. Diana shares a bit about each service dog team:
“Seth is almost 6 years old. He loves all things cars. His favorite colour is pink. His favorite food is Mac and Cheese.
I am an elementary educational assistant and the student I work with is a 9 year old boy, Ryland who has Down Syndrome and is non-verbal.
Alek joined his grade 2 class on a trip to the Toronto Zoo with his mom, Babet and his service dog Benson. Here is what Babet had to share with us about the trip: