Our son Derek has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder along with several sensory issues. Derek is a very smart tenderhearted child, but it can be challenging for him to fit in. He doesn't understand why. It is upsetting for him and hurts him, which pains us deeply. He often struggles when entering social situations and becomes very anxious as a result.
A family friend, who works with special needs children, suggested a NEADS social dog for Derek. During our interview with NEADS, we could see right away when Derek was introduced to a in-training service dog that this is absolutely the best situation for our son's needs.
We would greatly appreciate you support in helping provide Derek with his social dog. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the donation goes right to the NEADS program.
(the picture is Derek on his interview visit and the service dog he met, Logan)