Autism Assistant Dog for Conor

$9,670 of $12.5k goal

Raised by 83 people in 47 months
Shelly Morgan Corrigan  AUSTIN, TX
Conor is 7 years old and diagnosed with autism. He is receiving speech and occupational therapy. He is somewhat verbal but unable to tell anyone his name or phone number or address. This is especially difficult as he has started to wander or run off. Conor also has the typical autistic problem with social interaction as well as tantrums. We look forward to getting him an assistant dog who helps in all these areas. They become great helpers to children like Conor and herd them from wandering or keep them safe when they get out. They have proven to be a great way for children to interact as others like to meet the dog, and therefore, the child. They are also soothing and comforting during the frequent tantrums Conor experiences.

To find out more about these awesome dogs and the non-profit kennel we are going through, please visit: http://autismassistancedog.com/services-view/autism-service-dogs/

Please help Conor with his new goal of an assistance dog. We really believe it will make a great difference in not only his life, but in the rest of our family's life.

Also visit www.teamconor.com for updates items for sale and more photos and check out Conor's blog: http://autismassistancedog.wordpress.com/

Thank you!
Shelly, Conor's Mom

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Update 93
Posted by Shelly Corrigan
34 months ago
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Conor and Peyton were on the local NBC KXAN news showing how they work at school. Check it out:
http://kxan.com/2014/05/23/poodle-combats-autism-in-local-elementary-school/
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Update 92
Posted by Shelly Corrigan
34 months ago
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Peyton has joined our family and is doing a great job helping Conor in ways we never imagined! We are still fundraising as he arrived sooner than expected and thankfully the kennel has let us "pay them back" :). Please consider helping us by donating to Conor's buddy Peyton! Thanks!
Conor and Peyton
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Update 91
Posted by Shelly Corrigan
35 months ago
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I pick up Peyton tonight!!! :)
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Update 90
Posted by Shelly Corrigan
36 months ago
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I have a number of piggy banks around town where folks can donate change or dollars, and I am very thankful for the support. I am collecting them now as Peyton arrives next week and I'm trying to raise a bit more money. I just went to our local library and someone stole Conor's piggy bank! Seriously, who does that? I sincerely hope Karma finds that person...
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Shelly Corrigan
46 months ago

Please forward to friends if you can. Thanks!

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$9,670 of $12.5k goal

Raised by 83 people in 47 months
Created May 14, 2013
Shelly Morgan Corrigan  
$25
Anonymous
32 months ago
SA
$25
shakawat Ali
34 months ago
DB
$25
Dianne Bolognani
34 months ago
$50
Anonymous
34 months ago
$10
Jennifer Arney
34 months ago

Loved reading this story on the Mighty FB page! Sorry I cannot give more. My son Billy is also raising money for his autism service dog Riley. Good luck with your fundraising and your new dog.

SB
$25
Sandra Borinstein
34 months ago

I totally support Conor and Peyton! I'm fortunate to see them every day at school and to witness the positive impact that Peyton is having at Barton Creek Elementary.

CT
$25
Cynthia Trew
34 months ago
JA
$25
Jonathan Adams
34 months ago

Our standard poodle, Max, wants to lend his support.

$25
Anonymous
34 months ago
LD
$20
Lenora Dray
34 months ago

I wish I could give more but I can't. I hope this will help.

Shelly Corrigan
46 months ago

Please forward to friends if you can. Thanks!

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