Autism Service Dogs can be a bridge to Independence for our kids! Here Good Dog! Dude accompanies Alex at Disneyland & on the bus! Go Dude!
By this time of year, it usually seems as if the weeks of summer are flying by. Though autumn is swiftly approaching, some of you might still have a bit of work or leisure traveling to do. If the itinerary includes bringing along the beloved family canine(s), there are certain safety measures dog owners should be aware of. Whether you are heading on a plane, train, or automobile, Good Dog! is here to assist you in toting your pawed loved ones with ease.
by Laura Sylvester
Most people who have a child with a disability know that the most important thing to do when you first arrive at Disneyland is to pick up your special access pass at city hall. This pass lets your party (maximum of 6 people) enter most rides thru the exits. This pass is not intended to shorten wait times but instead to give access to wheel chairs or other special equipment and/or to give you and your child a separate area to wait.If you go to Disneyland with a service dog you will also want to pick up a yellow ‘Information on Services for Guests with Service Animals’ card at City Hall. This card gives you information on two important topics: 1. Where your service animal may relieve him/herself and 2. A list of the rides the animal can NOT go on.
by Laura Sylvester
Having lunch today at Islands was a great example of how Orbit and his service vest seem to inspire patience and acceptance in others. Today when the waitress asked Elliot “what’s your dog’s name?” she actually waited patiently while I encouraged him to answer. (Thank God for the Lilo and Stitch movie and the line “His name is....Stitch” and thank goodness we have been repeating it at home for weeks and substituting Orbit’s name.)