“Your son has failed his 18-month language screen.” We didn’t know it at the time, but those words would mark the beginning of our search for answers.
Today, Erik is an adorable 4 year old boy just starting out in school. He has a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have already been warned by many people that the "High Functioning" part of his diagnosis will actually make it harder for Erik to get the help he needs with the current economic climate. His teacher is adamant that he needs an Educational Assistant within the classroom in order to benefit from school, but we are aware that there are many kids with needs, so Erik could very well be overlooked. A service dog would be a constant support for Erik that couldn't be removed based on the whims of the economy and the government.
SDWR Autism Service Dogs are trained to help with lesser meltdowns , better sleeping patterns, better reading skillsets, redirection away from repetitive behavior , and even in severe cases they can be trained to find a child if lost.
Please, help us to achieve our goal of raising funds so that Erik can have a service dog.
Note – all online donations are in US dollars.
About The SDWR Cause:
You will find that several of our Autism Service Dogs play an important role in helping many of our families cope with Autism. SDWR is proud to be a part of such an amazing act of awareness for families with unique abilities of Autism. We firmly believe that until the puzzle's solved...there is a dog. To watch these short films clickhere.
Until There’s A Cure...There’s A Dog is the SDWR motto. With hundred of lives changed and over decade of dedicated work, SDWR is a leader service dog organization. We believe that through our uniquely trained service dogs, the lives of those with invisible disabilities can be improved. At SDWR, our service dogs include Diabetic Alert Dogs, Autism Service Dogs, Seizure Response Dogs, and PTSD Service Dogs. Each type of service dog is hand raised by SDWR staff and volunteers to mold it into a life-saving tool for each of our families in need. We promote a high level of interaction between the dog, the recipient family and our training staff to create an environment of success. Unlike other service dog programs, SDWR takes the next step in providing a solid base between a service dog and the recipient.
Your donation goes to the placement and growth of more life-saving service dogs.
SDWR is a fully incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible Our program gives those with an invisible illness a chance at their own service dog. As a non-profit, we offset the costs of investing in an assistant dog. We believe no one should have to pay for a service dog. Through fundraising opportunities and our donors, we work to make service dogs for the disabled a reality. Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers helps families find local resources to help offset the costs associated with the training of a service dog. All donations go to the placement of service dogs and the needs of our mission.