We wish to thank you for the extraordinary support you have given to Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) in our Urgent Appeal.
We have now raised €29,255 with a further €4,500 in support pledged. It is thanks to you and your wonderful kindness and generosity that we have been able to train and provide so many autistic children and their families across Ireland with the love, support and freedom that an autism assistance dog can make possible. All our funding comes from fundraising and donations and we couldn’t provide this incredible support without you.
However, we are still experiencing a significant funding shortfall, meaning the AADI dog training programme remains at risk of significant delays.
Of the 14 dogs currently in advanced training, 5 of these have been matched and will be placed with children & families in need before Christmas. Our dog training programme remains at risk because we still do not have enough funds to ensure that the remaining 9 dogs complete their advanced training and are placed with families in early 2023. Meanwhile this means that children are waiting and missing out on important life experiences and key social and developmental milestones.
So today we are asking those of you who can to consider making a special gift to help us to support the children and families who are waiting for an autism assistance dog. We urgently need your help to finish the training and place these 9 special dogs with children who are waiting for their world to be opened up to them.
Please support our urgent appeal to raise the remaining €66,000 now needed 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. Your gift would literally mean the world to them – please could you give a gift of €50 or whatever you can to help a special autism assistance dog join a family that needs them.
To donate, click on the link HERE and give what you can. 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.