How can we help you?

We’ve got the answers for most of your questions.

Most frequently asked questions:

I find it difficult to talk to people on the phone. How can I contact you?

We understand that Autistic people can find verbal communication very difficult. We are happy to respond to your emails or speak to your family member/caregiver. The Autism Dogs CIC team is approachable and welcoming. We will do all we can to accommodate your needs.

Who can apply for an Autism Assistance Dog?

We accept applicants of any age from across England, Scotland and Wales.Applicants must have a formal diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition.

Do all applicants get accepted?

We receive multiple inquiries every week and regret that we can not accept all applicants. Autism Dogs reserves the right to decline any application.

Will I be able to live in accommodation with a ‘no pet’ policy?

Yes. The Equality Act 2010 states that your landlord must allow your Assistance Dog to live with you.

How long from submitting my application to delivery of my fully trained Assistance Dog?

We regret that we cannot provide a definite timescale. The duration varies due to the availability of dogs, the volume of clients and differences between each individual bespoke training package. Please contact us directly for more information.

Are you able to put me in touch with existing Assistance Dog teams?

Yes. We will be happy to put you in touch with existing clients.

How much does it cost?

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Can I pay in instalments?

All clients are required to pay in predetermined installments. Please contact Autism Dogs directly for more information.

Will I be able to take my Assistance Dog to work or school?

We train our dogs to accompany and support their handlers in all aspects of their lives and have successfully placed dogs with individuals that attend school, college or work on a full or part time basis. Employers and educational establishments are required to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate for disabled people. In many cases, the presence of an Assistance Dog is considered to be a reasonable adjustment. We will be happy to communicate with your school board or employer in order to reach a conclusion that respects the legal rights of all concerned. View photos of our working Assistance Dog teams enjoying access to education here.

What do Autism Dogs Charity Assistance Dogs eat?

Nutrition plays a prominent role in the health, vitality and performance of our working dogs. We produce our own grain free dried food. ‘AACHUA’ is a hypoallergenic,meat rich and veterinary approved food. Devoid of artificial fillers or preservatives, our premium recipes have been carefully formulated to be flavorful, nutritious and easy to digest. The food is available in a range ofdelicious flavours, including ‘Salmon, Trout, Sweet Potato & Asparagus’;‘Venison, Sweet Potato & Mulberry’; ‘Duck, Sweet Potato & Orange’ and much more! Your Assistance Dog will eat AACHUA premium dried food throughout the training process. A high proportion of our clients continue to feed AACHUA throughout their Assistance Dog’s working life. Find out more about AACHUA here.