Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland Urgent Appeal: Help open a world of possibility for autistic children and their families.

Support our urgent appeal

Every year, we receive over 1,000 queries about our assistance dogs.  But it takes nearly 2 years to fully train one of these amazing dogs.  Fourteen dogs are now in advanced training. They have been in the programme for more than a year, but they require another six months to master specific skills to help autistic children and their families across Ireland who are anxiously waiting. 

If we cannot raise funds – and urgently – we will be forced to curtail our assistance dogs’ training programme. Meaning a longer wait, for families who are already waiting too long.

The O’Leary family explain the direct result of your generous support. Listen to how Lynn, one of our assistance dogs, transformed the lives of Mikey, his sister Heather and his parents. 

  • Nora Power just donated €50.00
  • Enda just donated €52.00
  • Elaine O Halloran just donated €26.00
  • Catherine Lee just donated €3.12
  • Martin Kennedy just donated €52.00
  • Aoife Horan just donated €26.00
  • Bridie Spelman just donated €26.00
  • Conor O Callaghan just donated €52.00
  • JASON FINN just donated €10.00
  • Audrey Carr just donated €52.00
  • Joe Haugh just donated €10.40
  • ANTHONY TRILL just donated €25.00
  • Michael & Darragh Helebert just donated €52.00
  • Peter Gallagher just donated €52.00
  • Mike Butler just donated €20.80
  • Siobhan Silke just donated €52.00
  • Ross Carr just donated €52.00
  • Majella Shields just donated €20.80
  • Martin, Niamh, Oisín & Molly just donated €104.00
  • Bridget Newell just donated €52.00

Please support our urgent appeal to raise €100,000 now to get these dogs through the final stage of their training.  Every euro will help bring about wonderful changes that will carry forward into the adult life of each autistic child.


Every gift will make an enormous difference and will transform the life of an autistic child, allowing them to feel safe and confident in their world, opening up so many experiences to them for the very first time.  

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: To change the world for children with autism.

Our dogs can open up a whole new world of opportunity and possibility for children with autism and their families.

We are also committed to raising autism awareness, understanding and inclusion within the community.

Founded in 2010 we are an Irish national charitable organisation CHY19293

Operating to the highest standards;

Accredited to Assistance Dogs International.

'Triple Locked' (Best practice in transparency & Accountability) members of Charities Institute Ireland 

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Your support today is helping to fund...

Over 300 hours of specialist training, this month, to our future heroes

Over 300 kilograms of food, this month, to fuel our pups in training

Over 300,000 hours of support this year will be provided to children with autism by our assistance dogs

Where our funds come from... and how they're spent

58%Public donations & fundraising
34%Corporate fundraising & sponsorship
0%Government Funding

63cTraining & placing autism assistance dogs
26cRaising awareness & vital funds
6cAdministration, accounting & governance
5cOverheads (office, telephone etc)

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