by Laura Sylvester & Good Dog! Hero's Mom - Tamara
As an autism Mom, I understand the motivation in wanting an autism service dog for your child -- after all, that is how Good Dog! was born. We dream of seeing our children calm, focused and regulated. We hope that the dog will help them sleep through the night, motivate them to play, talk, engage, and encourage responsibility. We yearn for them to be connected to others, hoping the dog will serve as a social bridge and lead our child to gain a friend. BUT, the true miracle is the increased LOVE, ACCEPTANCE AND CONNECTEDNESS that most people show our families when we are in public with our child and their Good Dog.
At Good Dog! we love a good event! As part of our community outreach program we attend events to expose the kids to the unconditional love of the dog. Seeing the kids with the dogs is truly magical and why we anticipate these events with great excitement! Our annual trio include:
• The San Diego Race for Autism March 22
• Bocce Tournament and Family Festival for Autism June 7
• The TACA picnic June 8
The San Diego Walk for Autism was a huge sucess this year, see our previous post for more about that one!
by Laura Sylvester