Assistance Dogs Information Session
Time & Location
About the Event
Shadia Hancock from Autism Actually will be joined by Yvonne Mann from Busimann's Dog Training for an information session and Q&A on assistance dogs.
This evening session will discuss a variety of topics relating to assistance dogs, including pathways available in obtaining and accrediting an assistance dog, determining whether an assistance dog may be suitable for your situation, and what the training process involves.
This session will be applicable for families, autistic individuals, and allied health professionals wanting to learn more about assistance dogs.
If you are on an NDIS plan or need to pay at a later date, a payment plan can be organised So you can pay at a later date.
Yvonne from Busimann's Dog Training is a nationally accredited certificate 3 Professional Dog Trainer and Behaviourist. She has undertaken Clicker Training and Positive Training courses through the Karen Pryor Academy, Susan Friedman Behaviour Works Academy and Illis Behaviour Consulting. Yvonne has been training dogs for 30 years and has been running her dog training business for 15 years. She is a consultant trainer with Whiskey's Wish, a not for profit organisation that assists First Responders and Returned Defence Personnel suffering PTSD with training support for their dogs. She also provides training support for MindDog clients. Games, play, and fun are important aspects in Yvone's training philosophy.
Shadia is the proud owner, and founder of Autism Actually, and enjoys presenting and consultancy. Shadia is committed to empowering fellow Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals. Shadia is currently studying Bachelor of Speech Pathology with the hope of providing client centred animal assisted therapy for Neurodivergent individuals. They are also in the process of training their dog Freya to be their psychiatric assistance dog through the organisation MindDog. Shadia was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder at the age of 14. They came out as non-binary in early 2018 and loves talking about Autism and gender issues. Shadia benefited from numerous early supports such as speech therapy and occupational therapy. Shadia is very passionate about sharing information about what being Autistic is like.