Smart Pups Autism Assistance dogs can dramatically enhance the quality of life for a child with autism.
Children have a special connection with animals, particularly dogs, and a child with autism can gain a sense of safety, calmness and understanding through their bond with a Smart Pup. Having a trusty Smart Pup companion at their side increases an autistic child’s ability to cope with life, help ease sensory overload and provide emotional support. A Smart Pup acts as a bridge between the child and the outside world. Its role is to guide the child through their daily routine, keep them safe and comfort them when the world just gets too much. In order to meet the specific needs of each child, we train Smart Pups to perform the following tasks: