“To empower individuals with disabilities by providing safety and independence through partnership with skilled Assistance Dogs.”
Autism Assistance Dogs are specially trained to assist children on the autism spectrum by facilitating sensory integration, increased social interaction, improved communication skills and providing behavior disruption or redirection.
- Assistance with transitioning to new or over-stimulating environments
- Behavior interruption and redirection,
- Provide tactile deep pressure therapy
- Helping prevent impulsive running or wandering
- Tracking a child who does wander away
- Bridging social interactions
- Assisting with therapeutic, speech and physical goals
Mobility Assistance Dogs are trained to assist an Individual with a physical or neurological disability by turning on/off lights, opening doors, picking up dropped items, item retrieval, balance assistance, and many other physical assistance tasks.
- Retrieving dropped items
- Turning lights on and off
- Carrying groceries or a shopping bag
- Assisting with laundry
Seizure Response Dogs are trained to assist Individuals with Epilepsy by sounding an alarm, retrieving the phone or help when their Partner experiences a seizure. Topaz Seizure Response Dogs also aid in the recovery after a seizure occurs by retrieving medication, providing stability support and
Topaz Seizure Response Dogs are NOT trained to break falls, protect, or predict seizure activity.
- Be at least 7 years old at time application is submitted
- Have a minimum of two seizures per month