Mission For PAW :: To provide dog training programs for children and individuals with autism and their families.
Kathy observed a great many breakthroughs at her past obedience and agility classes for children with autism. Bonds were strengthened between the children, dogs and their family members; parents often saw their children with autism become physically active, sometimes for the first time ever. Tears of joy were shed by many. Needless to say, the program will continue and Kathy hopes to expand it to reach more children and adults everywhere.
Plans have been made to extend the “Paws Four” concept beyond Kathy’s current autism program by offering the same type of dog based model to others in need. One such program will be for seniors (Paws Four Seniors). A proven increase of well being through the bond of human and animal is the end result, not to mention the educational benefit for senior dog owners, particularly those in assisted living and on limited incomes.
To view a video about Paws Four Autism, click here.
To see Kathy on the CBS Early Show click the graphic below.
Read eParent Magazine article about Autism here
Paws Four Autism is supported by a grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.