SEARCH

Search

Search results for: autism

For mobility, autism and in-home skilled companion dogs we will consider partnering with children 8 and older. These placements would be a Facilitated placement where a third party, usually a parent, is responsible for the safety and effectiveness of the team. For diabetic alert dogs you must be 18 years or older.

Yeahsen is eight years old and his new forever friend, Harmony, serves as an Autism Assist Dog for him. Autism Assist Dogs offer a special kind of intervention, often able to improve the lives of children with Autism and their families' lives in ways that no one could predict. A child who refuses to hold […]

Nick is a nine year old with Down's Syndrome. At 2 he was speaking in simple sentences and singing songs with his Mother. Then he withdrew, no longer speaking, singing or responding to his name. At eight he was diagnosed with autism. A few days after being with Faith, Nick was reaching out for her and Faith's comforting presence kept Nick's behavior from escalating into anger or tears. Nick is now interacting more; he speaks in sentences and sings again.

"I searched for my son all those years but it took a dog to find him."

-Nick's Mother Katrina
 

When the school year starts, there’s going to be a new face in one Central Indiana High School. This guy has short black hair, big brown eyes, is considered a teen in human years, and has a great big wagging tail!

Jamie Young is a volunteer veterinarian with ICAN. She has whelped pups, puppy raised, and cared for the dogs in training for years. In addition to her medical knowledge, she has provided another invaluable resource to ICAN, her connection with other service dog organizations. Jamie has worked with 17 different programs across the country and enabled them to share needed resources with one another.

Written by Brian Hartz Courtesy of Limestone Post Magazine, March, 2016 Dogs can do the most amazing things, from sniffing out bombs, drugs, and prey to fetching the newspaper and just being there for us when we need unconditional love. But service dogs are a breed apart. We're used to seeing service dogs helping people […]

When people ask, “What does it mean for you to have Séamus?” it is really hard for me to answer that effectively with words. Yes, he makes me more independent; he helps me balance and walk; he helps me picked up dropped items; he helps Michael cope which in turns helps relieve my stress. But to explain what Séamus means to me is like me trying to describe how breathing impacts my life. Breathing just is. Yet it’s everything. And that is in an essence Séamus.

The ADA requires reasonable accommodation for a service dog. This is a two way street between the public establishment and the partner of a service dog. The person with a disability and their trained assistance dog are granted access IF the assistance dog’s behavior meets specific requirements.

About the Graduation Ceremony Our June graduation is around the corner and five of our dogs will be placed with a very special child or adult. The graduation takes place at the Indiana Women's Prison on June 11th at 7PM, however, arrival must be done between 6:15 and 6:45PM. If you and a guest would […]

About the Graduation Ceremony Our June graduation is around the corner and five of our dogs will be placed with a very special child or adult. The graduation takes place at the Indiana Women's Prison on June 11th at 7PM, however, arrival must be done between 6:15 and 6:45PM. If you and a guest would […]