Autism Dog Services Inc. 

Fostering the integration of children with autism by training, placing and supporting dogs that offer safety, companionship and independence. 


About Us

Autism Dog Services (ADS) was founded in 2007 by Wade Beattie, a pioneer in the autism service dog field. ADS is accredited by Assistance Dogs International and is also a member of the Canadian Association of Guide and Assistance Dog Schools.  ADS makes a very positive impact on the lives of children and their families and is honoured to serve the community with its strong values.  

Who We Serve

ADS is a unique and highly effective provider of service dogs for children in between the ages of 3-18 with autism and related disorders in most parts of Southwestern Ontario.  All interested applicants have the right to be considered to receive a service dog. Service dogs for children with autism is one of the fastest growing service dog programs in the world. In the 1990’s, 1 in 250 children were diagnosed with autism. Today 1 in 65 children are diagnosed with autism. Since ADS began in 2007, the organization has placed over 85 service dogs.

Each ADS service dog enables a child, who may otherwise feel isolated, to build self-esteem and to fully participate in school and community life.

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