Parents attend a series of three one day workshops over a period of three months.
Workshops are held around the country and use a combination of practical demonstrations, discussions, hands on learning and course handouts.
Topics covered include:
- How dogs can help a child with autism
- Selecting the right dog to live with a child with autism
- Things to think about when training a dog
- Dog welfare and equipment needs.
Am I eligible to attend the workshops?
These workshops are open to parents of children aged between 3-16 years, with a clinical diagnosis of autism.
Parents are welcome whether they already have a pet dog or not.
Following the workshops the PAWS team offer ongoing support to families, including telephone support and a family support network.
Enquire about your workshops
Our Family Dog workshops are in high demand. If you’d like to attend our workshops, please register your interest and we can let you know when future dates are confirmed.