A small dog with a big heart

April 30, 2015

“I love Vito – he’s like my special brother. He gives me lots of nice cuddles. He’s one in a million” Because of his disability, Thomas faces challenges every single day. Having cerebral palsy means he has a huge amount of difficulty balancing and can only manage to walk… Read More

Toby & Sox

April 9, 2015

In 2012 the Turner family hit an all-time low. Toby (then eight), who’s badly affected by autism, felt out of place especially at school and even at home. Highly anxious, Toby would get upset, angry at his own behaviour which he couldn’t understand or control. He’d self-harm by biting… Read More

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day – Beth & Quartz

April 2, 2015

Most people understand that bringing up a child with autism is challenging. But for Teresa Fletcher, who lives in Nuneaton, home became a virtual prison. “Beth, who is now seven, doesn’t walk. She pulls your arms, she jumps about, and worst of all, she runs into the road even… Read More

Emma, Thomas & Briggs

April 2, 2015

Mum Emma battled to get her son Thomas’s problems diagnosed from when he was a baby, and the paediatrician finally confirmed he had autism when he was six years old. Like many with autism, Thomas struggles to read facial expressions and is deeply affected by sensory overload: “sudden noises,… Read More

Chase & Rio

April 1, 2015

Today, we wanted to share a story about a unique assistance dog partnership. Chase is a young woman with Asperger’s syndrome who has spent a good deal of time working with dogs, including puppy socialising for another assistance dog organisation. Consequently, we felt that we could learn from her… Read More