About Dogs for Autism
Who We Are:
UK’s first charity exclusively providing Autism Assistance dogs (Children & Adults)
What We Do:
Our dogs are ‘puppy walked’ by professional dog trainers who live locally to our client families. Bonding work and developmental training within the family and with the autistic child/adult starts in early puppyhood. The journey towards final placement is designed to be organic and seamless, with strong relationships building over time. The needs of every autistic client and their family differ, however the interventions our dogs are trained for include:
- Tethering via a ’tummy lead’ harness or second dog lead to encourage calm and settled walking behaviour outside of the home.
- Deep pressure work to help regulate the proprioceptive system and reduce anxiety.
- Communication games to encourage social engagement, speech and language and social confidence.
- Settling behaviours to promote relaxation and self-regulation.
- The things you can’t measure – Intuitive comfort, unconditional friendship, fun, laughter and love.
Why We Need You:
The limit to how many dogs we can train and place with families is financial, and once we have more funds in place we will be able to train more dogs to support more autistic people.
Choose a pre-booked jump date:
Dogs for Autism has no pre-booked jump days. You can still jump on a date of your choosing.Choose your own jump date
Raising money for your tandem skydive via an online fundraising page makes it quick and simple for your friends and family to support you. You can share the link to your fundraising page via your social media pages and through texts and emails. If you haven’t done so already click through now and set-up your page or check out our Fundraising Ideas page to help you get the most out of your Charity Skydive.
How it works
Booking a charity jump
If you need help putting together your jump package, our Sales Team is more than happy to assist you. We’ll ensure you get a charity discount of £25 off our 10,000ft or 15,000ft skydives when your charity is selected. Determine if your charity expects you to meet a fundraising target or if you will be self-funding the skydive.
You’re all set to start fundraising once you’ve booked your skydive! Your charity can help you with fundraising, and we’ll be available to answer any questions you have about the skydive!
Build your team
Skydiving is even more exhilarating when shared with friends, why not invite your friends and family and create a shared experience with memories that will last a lifetime.
Select Your charity
Choose one of our 300 registered charities or jump in support of your own charity. Each registered charity will state if they will contribute to some of your jump cost or if you need to self-fund your own place.
Book your Skydive
Book individually or as a group with just a £50 deposit per person. Some of the charities we work with have reserved spaces on pre-booked days that you are more than welcome to join. See our date picker tool below.
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