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  • Puppy foster carers needed!

    We are in need of the help of foster families to look after our puppies before they go into their advanced training to become very special autism assistance dogs.

    If you have time to dedicate to this immensely rewarding role please do get in touch and we will be happy to hear from you!

  • The Access Card – get yours today!

    Autism Life Dogs have linked with the Access Card and if you have an Autism Life Dog you are eligible to receive one!

    The Access card is credit-card sized and translates a disabled person’s needs (and therefore the reasonable adjustments they need) into symbols There is a range of symbols on the card – one of which is especially for those who need to have an assistance dog with them.

    Find out how to get your paws on an access card here.

  • Autism Life Dogs are shaping standards!

    Autism Life Dogs has been invited to be a Committee Member of the advisory board that is shaping standards of practice in assistance dogs provision.

    Under the direction of the Standards Policy and Strategy Committee is responsible for the UK input into CEN/TC 452 and the work will include animal training, assistance dog and client assessment criteria, animal care and welfare assessment, professional behaviour competences and education. The committee’s work is split between assistance animals and general animal behaviour training competencies.

    We are pleased to be part of creating and maintaining good standards of practice to better the lives of those with additional needs and their canine partners.

  • Autism Life Dogs at The Royal Mews


    This week we were thrilled to be invited by The Royal Collection Trust to visit the Royal Mews with some of our special Autism Life Dogs.

    The Royal Collection has been committed to making their sites more accessible for individuals with autism and recently won an award from the National Autistic Society for their efforts.  We were invited to talk to them about how autism therapy support dogs help those on the spectrum access places like the palaces.

    We are excited to have been invited to Windsor Castle in February 2017 and our Autism Life Dog families have been invited to join us!  Once we have more information we will certainly let you know – so watch this space!

    Royal Mews Visit (2)



  • Autism Life Dogs are members of The College of Medicine


    College of Medicine logo

    Autism Life Dogs are now members of The College of Medicine – a charitable organisation of doctors, healthcare professionals and organisations that advocate to find alternative sustainable solutions and interventions in mainstream health services.

    You can find out more about the organisation atwww.collegeofmedicine.org.uk




  • Autism Life Dogs is highly commended in The Third Sector Awards for ‘Small Charity, Big Achiever’!



    Autism Life Dogs were thrilled to be highly commended in the category of ‘Small Charity, Big Achiever’ at The Third Sector Awards 2016.

    The awards ceremony, held at the Lancaster Hotel London, were to celebrate excellence in the charity, non-profit and voluntary sector and we were delighted to be recognised by the judges for the work we have done over the last year.

    High 5’s and waggy tails all round!



  • Autism Life Dogs are going to University!


    Southampton Uni

    Autism Life Dogs have been invited to speak to Occupational therapy undergraduate students at Southampton University in November.

    We will be joining Craig McLellan of Veterans with Dogs, and Hannah Grummitt from the GUL Equine Assisted Therapy Centre, to talk to students about the impact of therapeutic engagement with dogs and horses for people with physical and psychosocial disabilities.   We are thrilled to be involved in the emerging recognition and education of how these wonderful animals help and support!



  • Autism Life Dogs will be at Autism Central on 11th October 2016!



    Autism Central 2016 will take place on 11th October at Aston Villa Football Club – and we will be there!

    The event, now in its sixth year, will showcase what support and services are available to those on the Autistic spectrum, their families and professionals who support them.

    The event is FREE to attend and also features a number of FREE seminars throughout the day.

    Booking forms are now available for the event –  if you would like more information, please email austimcentral@qac.ac.uk or call 0121 428 5041

    The National Autistic Society will be hosting a conference alongside the exhibition. For more information and to book your place at the conference, visit: http://www.autism.org.uk/professionals/conferences/behaviour.aspx

    We hope to see you there!



  • Order your 2017 Autism Life Dogs calendar here!


    This year we are producing a fundraising Calendar to raise some much needed money for the valuable work of Autism Life Dogs.

    The calendars are A4 and have a full coloured photograph of one of our special “Forever Friends” on each page. Each calendar comes with an envelope to make it an easy gift to send to loved ones this Christmas.

    The calendars will be shipped from October 2016 onwards and the last date for ordering will be Friday 16th December 2016.

    If you wish to order a calendar, please email the attached form to autismlifedogs@outlook.com, once your order has been processed then we shall email you payment options.

    Calendar order form



  • Create a free donation for Autism Life Dogs every time you shop online with Easyfundraising.org.uk!


    Autism Life Dogs has joined Easyfundraising and you can create a free donation for us every time you shop online with big retailers like Amazon and John Lewis to name only two!

    It is quick and easy to activate – just follow three easy steps detailed in the attached flyer. Then you can shop to your heart’s content knowing that each time you do, you are helping us to provide more families with very special autism therapy dogs.

    Happy shopping!