Alexis’s Smart Pup

Alexis’s Smart Pup

Alexis was diagnosed with Level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder the same week as she turned 9 years old. When Alexis was 7 years old, she began withdrawing from people and finding school very hard to cope with.
16.05% Raised
$3,210.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
27 Donors

Although quite a bright student, Alexis felt scared of people around her. She Quickly became Socially phobic, leading to school refusal and gastrointestinal difficulties.
Alexis started seeing a Psychologist, Pediatrician, and OT, but re integrating her back into school, and public places, caused a lot of anguish.
She Still has a lot of trouble out in public, and carries her plush dog “Chase” with her everywhere. Alexis also needs to carry sunglasses, headphones and an MP3 player to minimise the noise around her (People talking, traffic, sound of air conditioners etc). When Alexis is in a shopping centre, she has to sit in a trolley with her head down, and her “aides” by her side ( being Chase, headphones etc).
We have put thousands of dollars into Alexis’s therapies, and Alexis has been doing distance Education at home so she can perform at a satisfactory level academically. School does not provide her with academic assistance, due to the fact she cannot focus and most of the day was spent in sick bay, or hiding under a desk.
She surpasses her year level in English, Reading and Writing.
Alexis absolutely adores animals. She has always been a fanatical cat lover, but the past 2 years has shown a tremendous interest in dogs, and sees them as comfortable and protective.

We can only imagine the impact an Autism Assistance Dog would have on Alexis. The companionship, the loyalty and the feeling she always has someone “safe” by her side.
Alexis suffers separation anxiety too, so being away from her Mum is really hard for her. There are only 2 other houses she will visit where she feels at ease.

A smart Pup will bring confidence back into her life, increase her mental health, by knowing that she always has a companion by her side even if Mum isn’t around, and a “Grounding” figure for when she endures intense panic attacks. Alexis misses out on friendships, and I am confident the Smart Pup will help her in this, by being seen as a “friend” and a point of focus when talking to people around her.

Smart Pups
Smart Pups Team
enquiries@smartpups.org.au

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23 Comments
  • Ros Gerovich
    Posted at 20:48h, 11 April Reply

    Ros Gerovich Thankyou 🙂

  • Ferdy Balli
    Posted at 08:12h, 23 April Reply

    Alexis is our beautiful grand daughter.

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 10:56h, 15 May Reply

    Thankyou all so much for your donations xxoo

  • Ben Price
    Posted at 15:43h, 15 May Reply

    What a great cause to support.

    • Kristy Dyer
      Posted at 19:18h, 23 May Reply

      Thankyou Luke 😊
      Thankyou Ben 😊

  • Chelsea Gatto
    Posted at 13:40h, 16 May Reply

    Alexis, my gorgeous amazing niece, keep going with the great work you, your Mum and family are doing with this fundraiser. I hope you can get your wish of a new puppy to enjoy new adventures with very soon. Love you!

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 21:46h, 16 May Reply

    Chelsea Thankyou so much. We are in the process of finding a venue here for one too. A massive THANKYOU to your colleagues. We are blown away

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 16:41h, 17 May Reply

    Thankyou morco.com.au for your help 🙂

  • Luke Casley
    Posted at 14:02h, 23 May Reply

    Best wishes to you Alexis!

    • Kristy Dyer
      Posted at 19:18h, 23 May Reply

      Thankyou Luke 😊

  • Matthew rae
    Posted at 19:53h, 11 June Reply

    I wish you the best of luck little lion! Best wishes from jess Watson and family.

  • Michelle Leis
    Posted at 09:54h, 24 June Reply

    Michelle Lewis Thank you for supporting Alexis

  • Dane Corowa
    Posted at 13:08h, 25 June Reply

    Good work Brother!

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 13:18h, 25 June Reply

    Thanks for your donation Dane xxoo

  • Shannon Collins
    Posted at 13:39h, 25 June Reply

    Hope your niece gets her smart pup Cameron 😊 it’s only a small donation but I know it will all add up xx from Shannon, Tim and family

  • Kelly Wolfgang
    Posted at 09:41h, 26 June Reply

    Well done uncle Cambo! Good luck to your niece xo Love the Wolfgang’s

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 09:49h, 26 June Reply

    Thankyou Shannon – very appreciated:)

  • Steven Dyer
    Posted at 11:59h, 26 June Reply

    CCM Donation

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 01:48h, 28 June Reply

    Thankyou Wolfgang family xxoo

  • Cameron Balli
    Posted at 12:26h, 06 August Reply

    Thank you to all who donate it really means so much x

  • Vivienne Farrell
    Posted at 12:42h, 07 August Reply

    Viv and John Farrell donation

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 23:17h, 08 August Reply

    Thankyou Cameron’s Fundraising community.

    Thankyou so much Viv and John xxoo

  • Kristy Dyer
    Posted at 21:11h, 09 August Reply

    A big thankyou to those who have contributed to Alexis’s Smart Pup using the direct transfer option too ❤

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