Daniel is an energetic 10 year old boy who loves being outdoors, biking, and Swimming. He is diagnosed with non verbal ASD, anxiety, and severe OCD. His struggles impact his quality of life daily and manifest in outburst as well as self injurious behaviors. We worry about elopement and him not recognizing danger. We know an assistance dog will provide Daniel with companionship as well as increase his social skills. We have worked with dogs in the past during Speech and occupational therapies and noticed how enjoyable working with dogs is for Daniel. We’ve seen him make improvements in behavior, reduction of self injurious behaviors, and complying therapies when he’s able to work alongside an assistance dog. This is a life changing opportunity for Daniel and our family.