Linking families and individuals with autism to services, care, support and learning resources for more than 10 years.

North Star Foundation

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Keeping everyone's needs in balance we focus on mitigating the effects of the child's challenge through the use of a North Star dog as a tool to achieve this result. Together we work towards defining the role and training of every dog we place. Much of the actual fine tuning of the training occurs upon placement after foundational behaviors have been firmly established as the role of the animal is in great part created by the developing bond. The ongoing support guidance training and affiliation helps make our placements stable over their entire lifespan. It is with great pride we follow our North Star dogs' progress as they settle into well established routines that best assist their child in maximizing his or her potential. Autism and Dogs