Corona, CA, August 02, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- 10 year old Emily is the lucky recipient of an Autism Service Dog named Janey. Emily’s parents are looking forward to Janey becoming their daughter’s friend and angel. They are most looking forward to Emily and her new service dog playing together as well as alerting them if Emily attempts to leave a location without them. Emily’s service dog will be able to accompany her everywhere thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Emily’s mother says her daughter is a happy girl but she has no fear of danger or things that could harm her. Her mother goes on to say that Emily is getting older and has an emerging desire for companionship. With her Autism Service Dog, Janey, by her side, Emily and her family are hopeful that she will build communication and friendship skills and lessen her anxiety.
SDWR will continue to work with Emily, her parents, and Janey in their home environment, to train for specific needs she may have. What makes SDWR so unique from other nonprofit service dog organizations is this highly customized and tailored training program. SDWR trainers will continue to return for training sessions with Emily, her family, and Janey every 3-4 months during the next 18 months to make a successful team and gain public access certification.
As an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program (FOPP), the service dog is named after fallen hero Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Dwayne Janey of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia. FOPP is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Alert Dog Janey’s work with Emily will carry on in memoriam of Deputy Sheriff Janey’s life of service before self.
Service Dogs by SDWR has a mission to provide specially-bred dogs for individuals of all ages with invisible disabilities like Diabetes, PTSD, Seizure Disorder, or in the case of Emily - Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition to the nearly 600 working dogs already placed, there are several hundred more actively enrolled in SDWR's program.
Service Dogs by SDWR is a non-profit organization based in Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, "Until the puzzle is solved...there's a dog." To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, http://www.sdwr.org. To learn more about Autism Service Dogs visit https://www.sdwr.org/service-dogs/autism/. To find out how you can volunteer or serve as a service dog raiser visit http://www.sdwr.org/volunteer-opportunities.