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How many autism assistance dogs are working within the USA?

On an average how many are placed with autistic people?

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The first is about 20,000 ppl are partnered with assistance dogs in the US.  There is no documentation about how many are partnered with any sub group of ppl, such as those in the autism spectrum.  I would estimate about 1% of the teams in the US are a person with autism.  It is a fairly  new placement field and not too many organizations train dogs specifically for someone with austim.

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Lynn Houston

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I have had a service dog since 1988. I do numerous presentations a year to schools, businesses, local clubs and other organizations regarding regarding SDs and through a small non profit I own, provide information and referral.

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There is no formal training for service dog education. I have 20 yrs of hands on experience and a necessity to learn the laws that apply to myself and my service dog.

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