AAD has been a asset to this community. Not just for the clients with dogs, but for the parents and children in their therapeutic programs of which the majority are benefiting families that have special needs children. The kids who feel like their disabilities prevent them from doing normal everyday things start working with these dog and begin to realize that there is nothing they can't do. AAD is truly a blessing to this state and I can't say enough good things about them. They continue to amaze me with their life changing work everyday.
I constantly hear parents raving about the wonderful changes in their kids after going through their Therapeutic Training Programs. Special needs kids work with these amazing dogs until they are ready to be handed off to a disabled Alaskan in need. It's a win-win all around, not to mention their credentials. They are one of the very few service dog organizations that has the appropriate experience and education background in this line of work. They have a great relationship with the businesses of the community and share knowledge about service dogs.
A therapist oversees the therapeutic programs and all of their contracted trainers are certified through Bergin University of Canine Studies.
I cannot recommend this group further. Please donate and support this great organization.
Review from Guidestar