Let's Bring Amelia's Autism Service Dog Home
Amelia looks like every other little girl on the outside but in reality she struggles with an invisible disability every day. She has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is borderline mentally handicapped.
Amelia is constantly bombarded with a plethora of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures. Where you and I can filter these out, she cannot. Amelia can only speak a few words. She does not understand social cues, facial expressions, emotions, etcetera. Amelia doesn't understand danger. She wanders without a care in the world. It doesn't matter what I tell her.
Not only can service dogs provide an overall calming effect for Amelia, there are a number of tasks her dog can be taught. These tasks include finding her if she gets lost, serving as a stationary ballast in case she tries to wander away, and providing redirection from repetitive or self injurious behaviors; among other tasks.
When paired with a service dog, children on the autism spectrum often have improved sleep patterns, increased social interaction and better ability to express themselves.
Now you might be thinking, "well how can I help?" You can DONATE today. If you have $1, $100, $1,000 - hey even a penny off the street that you can spare - we will take it because it all adds up.
TEAM AMELIA Facebook & gofund me pages
TEAM AMELIA T-Shirts
- Gildan 100% Cotton T-shirt
- Sizes: YXS - XXXL
All funds raised will go to Team Amelia , the organizer, for Team Amelia .
Purchase a t-shirt in support of Amelia - Every shirt ordered helps bring Amelia 1 step closer to bringing her service dog home.