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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

  • Cenit College just donated €208
  • Alan Kelly just donated €104
  • Wendy Stewart just donated €100
  • Marion Coc just donated €20.80
  • Anonymous just donated €104
  • Aileen Cotter just donated €52
  • Maria Buckley just donated €52
  • Iveta Pandalone just donated €10.40
  • Anonymous just donated €52
  • Anonymous just donated €52
  • Aoife McSweeney just donated €5.20
  • Emma O’Leary just donated €10.40
  • David Cooney just donated €10.40
  • Melanie Warner just donated €20.80
  • Ana Claudia Auad Guedes just donated €10.40
  • James Poland just donated €52
  • Anonymous just donated €52
  • Tara Gunning just donated €260
  • Martina Moriarty just donated €20.80
  • Ricardo Moralles just donated €52

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

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Cenit College

104

Alan Kelly

21

Marion Coc

104

Anonymous

52

Aileen Cotter

52

Maria Buckley

10

Iveta Pandalone

When I win a lotto I'll give u all d money u need !

52

Anonymous

52

Anonymous

5

Aoife Mcsweeney

10

Emma O’leary

10

David Cooney

21

Melanie Warner

10

Ana Claudia Auad Guedes

Great work

52

James Poland

52

Anonymous

260

Tara Gunning

21

Martina Moriarty

52

Ricardo Moralles

26

Marita Halpin Morrissey

104

Anonymous

5

Anonymous

52

Sophie Ridley

52

Anonymous

104

Anna Grace

515

John Considine

10

John Mannion

26

Damien Kelly

50

Eileen Collins

21

Elizabeth Keane

5

Ann Donoghue

21

Anonymous

21

The Delaneys

We think what you do is amazing! We are very happy to support Autism Assistance Dogs

104

Aideen Jackson

104

Anonymous

104

Anonymous

50

Nora Fagan

52

Mary Whelan

312

Anonymous

21

Lorraine Naughton

21

Rhona King

100

Rosemary Kennedy

Happy to donate to such a good cause...and glad that my four legged friends can benefit those who need this service

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Anonymous

52

Ger Buttrum

52

Stevenmc_13@yahoo.com

30

Anonymous

260

Cheeky Cherubs

For Mikey and Eavan

21

Eilis Lordan

52

Sara Southard

104

Fathimah

Keep up the fantastic work, it is an absolute pleasure sponsoring the training of a puppy. Best of luck!

31

Anonymous

I admire your wonderful work. God bless.

21

Carmel Reynolds

52

Tom Murphy

104

Deirdre And Brad Towns

52

Joanna Biggs

Glad I can give support ,really happy with our elsa and would love every family in need could have a beautiful dog to help them so I hope all the dogs make it,because they really do change lives

21

Jackie Halford

52

Mary Bell

52

Julianne O'callaghan

52

Anfisa Lazar

50

Anonymous

21

Sandra Kemple

Wish I could give more !!!

52

Catherine Hayden

21

Maeve Barry-skehan

52

Ciara Tarrant

52

Eoin Kelly

21

Ann Wade

31

Eleanor Duggan

21

Dorothy Lyons

104

Valerie Horgan

10

Sinead Mcdonnell

52

Anonymous

104

Roisin Healy

52

Jackie Treanor

21

Patrick O Donoghue

21

Ciara O Riordan

52

Aidan Delaney

20

Joanna Shine

21

Clare Tighe

104

Evin Allen

52

Katie Brennan

104

Ciara Fitzpatrick

52

Anonymous

52

Brian Gunning

52

Anonymous

10

Amy E

21

Emma Brennan

21

Barbara Warnock

21

Ruqqayah Maliar

21

Anonymous

31

A Burke

21

Anonymous

Amazing what these gods for their owners x

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Ann-marie O' Callaghan

20

Michelle Hickey

Thrilled to hear news of Conn & family getting fab assistance dog. Best wishes from Maurice & Michelle Hickey

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Jude De Bont

104

Alan

Fostering Ralph. He getting on well and will be going to his final stages of train some time next year.

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Orlagh.eichholz@yahoo.com

Keep up the amazing work guys x

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Priscilla Finlay

A little girl very dear to me is anxiously awaiting the arrival of one of these dogs. Delighted to help in a small way.

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Catherina Conway

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Donna Dunne

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Jean Ryan