Autism Dog Services Inc. 

jamie and bella“On January 9th, 2010, we welcomed “Bella”, an 18 month black Labrador into our family. Bella is an Autism Service Dog that works with our daughter who is on the autism spectrum. Jaime now is a vibrant 13 year old who is nonverbal, yet very communicative. She operates on a visual schedule that allows her to tell us her needs, wants, etc. Bella is a big part of that schedule. Our lives have changed since Bella has been with us as we are now able to go to many places that in the past were impossible to enter. Bella grounds Jaime by giving her a sense of security. Bella has given us, Jaime’s parents, a safety net feeling where we know she won’t bolt into traffic or run away. We all feel a sense of relief because of our autism service dog.None of this would have been thought possible until we met Wade Beatite and his professional team from Autism Dog Services. From the start our family has been treated “like family”and our concerns were much a part of ADS concerns in placing the perfect dog match to our situation. Mr. Beatte, Director, and his staff have continued to support our family and encouraged us on social outings with ADS including Autism Speaks walks and social BBQ’s, graduation ceremonies , dog training, etc. It is an exciting time for us and continues to be as we get to know other families in similar situations”

-Deb, Jaime’s mom