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Ernie is amazing, more then i ever expected. He has predicted many many seizures saved felicitys life many times by making sure im there. He calms her so well and little tasks like shopping have become achievable were they were a huge problem and induce...

Thank you so much to every person involved in Brock training. Our lives have changed beyond belief since Brock has joined our family in March. Today was our 3 hour round trip, fortnightly, 2 hour visit to the psychologist, what use to be very stressful starting...

One year today since Ella brought our lovely girl to change Thomas' (and my) life! He's the first adult to receive a Smart Pup! I think it's only fair that I once again thank Smart Pups, Ella, Patricia, Nicole (Tori's foster mama) and the entire team,...

Lachlan is a gorgeous eleven-year-old boy who enjoys swimming, jumping on trampolines and collecting balls. Although he is happy in his favourite activities, having autism often causes him high levels of stress and anxiety especially when his routine changes or he finds himself in new...

Golden Labrador, Smart Pup Laddie is the first Professional Support Dog to be placed in a Special Needs School in Darwin. Laddie is 13 months old and has been trained in many tasks to be an everyday help to the children who attend Nemarluk School. Laddie's...

Six-year old Hamish McMurtry is on the autism spectrum, largely non-verbal and suffers from sleep issues. Struggles with sensory processing and feeling overwhelmed in social situations caused him to freeze over, wander off or escape, which was the most important need for Hamish’s Smart Pup....

Ten year-old Lachlan Bailey was given a Smart Pup to help him cope with many facets of life that he found overwhelming, particularly his anxiety. Rory, his Smart Pup, was trained for 14 months to specifically address the needs of Lachlan who has autism, Down...

Within two months of being united with his Smart Pup, Kai Oliver had formed an inseparable bond with Chevy and had made amazing progress with his autism-related issues. Chevy is a loveable, easygoing Golden Retriever who was selected for Kai as he is not only...

After pursuing every therapy avenue, from physio to occupational and play therapy, eight-year old Hugh had made significant progress managing with his autism but still struggled with certain aspects of life. Hugh couldn’t handle loud noises, busy places like parks and shopping centres, or anything...

Life for eight-year-old Celeste Douglas was becoming increasingly difficult. The issues associated with her Autism Spectrum Disorder caused overwhelming anxiety and she had become virtually housebound. Although Celeste was enrolled in special needs Distance Education class, she was unable to manage the schoolwork and struggled...

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