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Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring is crowdfunding

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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Purchase and train an Autism Assistance Dog for the Harrison boys.

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Nigel & Joy have 5 boys. Sam (15yrs), Ben (13), Luke (10), Josh (8), & Zac (4). Three children have Autism. Zac the youngest is non verbal, and struggles socialy and emotionally. He is easily overwhelmed and finds busy environments difficult to cope with. As a result he will run away, and this is dangerous when near roads or rivers, or if Zac became lost as he can not communicate or say his name.

http://www.helpfulhounds.org have agreed to train a dog to assist Zac and his brothers. The dog will be life changing for their family as It will help give the children, particularly Zac, confidence and independence and provide a safer environment helping them to feel more confident when going to new places.

The Autism Assistance dog will have unlimited access to public places enabling the whole family to do simple things such as shopping, which is currently a struggle. The dog wears a special harness which connects it to both parent and child, and acts on instructions from the parent while the child is encouraged to walk alongside the dog. The dog will offer greater independence to the Zac and parent, whilst ensuring he is safe and unable to ‘bolt’ if he becomes stressed or anxious. ‘Bolting’ behaviour is also combated by training the assistance dog to automatically sit should Zac attempt to run off. A fully-trained autism assistance dog will help change behaviour by Introducing routines, reducing bolting behaviour, interrupting repetitive behaviour, helping the children cope with unfamiliar surroundings.

The Harrison Family wish to thank in advance everyone whom has supported their family. Any additional funds raised will be shared between Helpful Hounds to train another assistance dog for another family, and carersupportwiltshire.co.uk as they are exactly that, and have been totally fantastic for their family!

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  • Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring3 months ago
    Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

    Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

    3 months ago

    Alfie had a visit from Helpful Hounds this week, and he impressed them with his progress.... I have absolutely no experience of dog training & I still feel like a new mummy!!! It's really fun and rewarding teaching him new tricks and watching him grow and develop. I am reassured that Alfie on track and is doing really well! We are really proud of him! We attend Fun for dogs for our basic puppy training and Helpful Hounds will be back to see us again in few weeks.

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  • Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring3 months ago
    Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

    Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

    3 months ago

    Alfie is learning to share Isaac with our chickens, and not to chase our chickens.... though the temptation is often too much to resist!

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  • Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring3 months ago
    Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

    Joy Harrison with support from Clare Herring

    3 months ago

    Alfie enjoys skate boarding!

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/19/2019 08.52

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  • 8 PL

    8 PL

    Jul 19, 2019

    Best Wishes

    £19.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 11, 2019

    £10.00

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    Anonymous

    Apr 11, 2019

  • Victoria Thomas

    Victoria Thomas

    Mar 25, 2019

    Was lovely to meet your new pup at JPR a couple of weeks ago & it was great to hear what a great impact he’s already having on your family :)

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 15, 2019

    £10.00

  • Zoe

    Zoe

    Mar 6, 2019

    Good luck with this! He looks fab! A very helpful addition to the family!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 24, 2019

    Go Alfie!

    £20.00

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