National Service Dogs (NSD) has been an innovator and international pioneer in the field of Service Dog intervention for over twenty years. Founded in 1996 as a response to the increasing need for effective interventions in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, NSD was the first organization in the world to develop a Service Dog program for children with autism. Over our 23 year history NSD has continued to respond to the needs of a greater majority of individuals living with physical, mental and emotional challenges. We are proud to be the only accredited organization in Canada providing Service Dogs to veterans and non-veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); the first in Ontario to establish a Canine Assisted Intervention program for children and adults recovering from abuse, trauma, and stroke; and a leader in Companion Dog services.
For more information on NSD's programming, visit www.nsd.on.ca.