Autism Service Dog for Georgia

Our daughter Georgia is many things- long-awaited, especially likeable and cute, funny, hard-working. She also has autism.  Autism is a neurological disorder involving a spectrum of behaviors and characteristics causing communication, social, and sensory difficulties. We are seeking a service dog for

Georgia. The service dog agency, Autism Service Dogs of America is an Oregon based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The donation level required for the dog is $13,500. Our family kindly asks if you might help us in raising funds to provide Georgia with an ASDA service dog specifically trained to assist children with autism. An ASDA service dog will

assist her by helping us assure she is safe when we leave our home. It can be difficult to access the community as a family, as she has no sense of danger and often darts into streets, parking lots, dangerously approaches water and has been known to escape. Having a service dog with Georgia will help keep her safe while we are out in public. Also the dog will serve as an emotional anchor to calm her in public. Other families who have received these dogs report an increase in speech because the child talks to the dog as if he were a friend and acts as a bridge between the child and others, increasing opportunities for her to communicate. Families that have received these types of dogs also report their child's classroom learning and on task behavior improves with the presence of the service dog. While the benefits of service dogs for children with autism vary from child to child, early results indicate that children served by a trained service dog demonstrate marked improvement in mood, socialization, learning and general psychological and sociological
development.

To learn more about autism service dogs and Autism Service Dogs of America, please visit the website,

www.autismservicedogsofamerica.org. We appreciate your generosity and support in our fund raising efforts.

Sincerely,
The Holley Family
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Autism Service Dogs of America
5232 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
(971) [phone redacted]

[email redacted]

ASDA's Federal tax identification number is 71-0888906
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Englewood, CO
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