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Step 3: Thanks for giving, now it’s time to brag!
ASDA, founded by a special education teacher, provides well-trained service dogs for those living with autism and their families. These service dogs provide physical safety and an emotional anchor for children with autism. In many cases, the service dog accompanies the child to school, helping with transitions between activities and locations. The dog’s calming presence can minimize and often eliminate emotional outbursts, enabling the child to more fully participate in community and family activities.
OAR was originally founded and led by 7 parents and grandparents of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. To this day, nearly all Officers and Directors have family members living with ASD. The majority of programs focus on funding new research and translating those results from technical into layman’s terms for broader consumption. OAR’s primary research has an emphasis on communications, education, and vocational challenges.
TACA believes in early diagnosis, intensive therapies and medical intervention for children affected by autism. Along with early intervention and individualized medical treatments for children, necessary support and educational services for families and communities are provided. An example of their work is the inspiring Autism Youth Ambassador program, with an aim to create a thriving school environment by educating and engaging teenagers in supporting their peers living with autism.