My 5 yr old DS is diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder, ODD and ADHD, so is quiet the handful as you can imagine. Im looking into getting him an assistance dog which would benifit him on many levels, socially and emotionally. Does anyone have experience with this? We have been approved and would like to move forward with it soon as there is a 2 yr waiting list. I would need to fundraise $13000 for the organisation before we would receive a dog. That money would cover some of the training costs associated with a task specific dog. That number seems so daunting to me and i doubt if i would be able to collect that much. is it even possible? Has anyone experience with similar fundraising and could point me in the right direction?