Share this page

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

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.

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.

€20 helps us keep our trainers on the road so they can continue to prepare the assistance dogs in training to keep safe and support an autistic child

€50 funds 1 day of training and brings a dog one day closer to opening up a whole new world of possibility for a child

€100 funds the equipment provided to a volunteer border, so they can care for a dog in the final stages of its training to become a life-changing support to an autistic child and their family

€250 will bring a dog in the final stages of its training 1 week closer to being placed with one of the families we are committed to helping this year

  • Catherine Lee just donated €3.12
  • Sil just donated €26
  • Kieran Coughlan just donated €52
  • Anonymous just donated €20.80
  • Ronan Bar just donated €20.80
  • Eamon Cullen just donated €50
  • Jessica Byrne just donated €52
  • Anonymous just donated €20.80
  • Anonymous just donated €104
  • Marianne O just donated €104
  • Lorna Cullen just donated €171
  • Margaret Beardmore just donated €20.80
  • Anonymous just donated €52
  • Sharon just donated €52
  • Ara just donated €20.80
  • Inese just donated €10.40
  • Mary Frances Frances McKenna just donated €26
  • Anonymous just donated €20.80
  • Eleanor Medley just donated €20.80
  • Aran O Connell Bonner just donated €20.80

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

Catherine Lee

3

Sil

26

Kieran Coughlan

52

Anonymous

Thanks to Deirdre @ Labhairlinn for suggesting this charity for donation

21

Ronan Bar

21

Eamon Cullen

.

50

Jessica Byrne

52

Anonymous

21

Anonymous

104

Marianne O

104

Lorna Cullen

Sponsorship money from fundraiser number 23906 Lorna Cullen

171

Margaret Beardmore

Every good wish

21

Anonymous

52

Sharon

Thanks for all you do .

52

Ara

Keep up the good work! ❤️

21

Inese Kreslina

10

Mary Frances Frances Mckenna

26

Anonymous

21

Eleanor Medley

21

Aran O Connell Bonner

21

Anna Mcevoy

1

Theresa Kehoe

Hopefully go some way towards your fundraier

21

Martin Connolly

I took part in 50 mile for October this is only part off money as I still have to collect money off people who put name on sheet ......I raised 300 when all have completely paid ..hope this will help

125

Bridget Cullen

I have a 2 year old who is autistic and my hope is that when he is old enough we are lucky enough to avail of this service

21

Lisa Mcdonnell

Donation made in lieu of work done by Declan to help autistic children

100

Anonymous

21

Susan Costello

I took part in the Im taking on the 50 miles in October challange please find attached sponsor card money fundraiser number 24039

105

Emily O'leary

78

Liz O'donovan

21

Anonymous

21

Anonymous

21

Geetika

5

Marita Shannon

104

Emer

52

Aaron Kedward

Leitrim Way Ultra Fundraiser

1.62k

Mary Varden

21

Anonymous

52

Collette Brennan

There's no words to explain how a dog can improve a person's / child quality of life, Love and freedom ❤️ especially living with Autism..

21

Anna M Bissett

Keep up the great work

52

Ash Ryan

21

Mark Furlong

21

Izzy Mcdermott

Thank you to everyone who helped achieve this goal & gave me donations

185

Giuliana Bowers

21

Michael Foley

Thanks for all the fantastic work you do.

21

Faith Morris

52

Lisa Walshe

Donating 20 euro from my sponsorship card for 50 miles. My number was 24746.

21

Annette Murphy

105

Joseph Wall

Fundraiser number 24400 I have already sent picture of my sponsor card

118

Tanya Byrne

21

Natalie Hughes

21

Catherine Murphy

Well Done Kari on taking on the challenge

21

Alanna Everitt

This is the remaining money from my 50 miles in October. Thank you.

270

Ailbhe Leonard

10

Nicola Sullivan

Fundraiser number 24907

80

Anonymous

This is what I raised in the 50 miles for October challenge

170

Anonymous

52

James Linehan

It was a great challenge my first time doing anything like this,it was great to get out and about rain or shine, especially when it is for dogs for autistic people,I'd like to do more charitable events,dogs are so special as we have a dog Cindy she is a beautiful 15 year old,she is the life of the family.

120

Anonymous

21

Ken Mcniff

5

Noleen Bolger

Lodging €245 donations from my 50 miles in October challenge my fundraiser number 24749. My little Staffie Missy helped me along the way we finished on 63.48 miles. 🐶👍

255

Orla Mcsweeney

12

Ciara Corcoran

5

Frances Creaven

10

N H

10

Anton Schwarz

21

Adrienne Byrne

Fantastic charity of wish I could afford more

10

Anonymous

21

Susan Mccabe

100

Ro O Grady

52

Eve Dilloughery

21

Lilian Sheahan

Lodging donations from 50 miles in October challenge.My fundraiser number is 25350.

70

Anonymous

21

Krista Abele

31

Sinead Leane

21

Anonymous

52

Hayden Malone

Best of luck

10

Anonymous

52

Suzanne Coombs

16

Claire O'connor

52

Sue M

50

Sinead O Mara

50

Gillian Donnellan

21

Jackie Dooley

21

Joanne Carry

21

Assumpta

Hi...my granddaughter in UK has autism and other issues...I'm so upset that she didn't het a assistance dog due to personal issues between her mother and I so I only hope I can give some help to some child here thanks assumpta

52

Anonymous

10

Niamhana Ryan

I hope this can be put to good use. I have autism and desperately want an assistance dog myself, it would change everything for me.

16

John Murphy

104

Doreen Ryan

52

Aaron Handyside

A donation from the LBS Mens Shed on behalf of shed member Aaron handyside who done the 300km cycle in August.

52

Anonymous

31

Maeve Walls

Amazing work and can only imagine the benefit of these furry friends 🐶🐶❤️

21

Anonymous

104

Lisa Bowler

Hi my sponsor card number is 24945

135

Anonymous

It’s a good job you’re doing. Would like to do more but I have a few other charities I support

26

Aaron

Hope this helps

52

Eden Mulcahy

21

Anonymous

104

Anonymous

21

Patricia Hughes

Your doing amazing work

10