Appaws for Autism is the only facility in Scotland to provide therapy dog assistance to people with an autism disorder.
The charity works with partner organisations to re-home animals who have the potential to become therapeutic pets and also provides autism specific training to dogs. An autism specific assistance dog can increase social interaction, and confidence and also protect in times of anxiety and stress.
Burns will work closely with Appaws for Autism over the next 12 months, providing partial funding for the training of 4 autism assistance dogs and full funding to 1 autism assistance dog, plus all pet food. Burns and Appaws for Autism will also collaborate on joint fundraising and promotional opportunities throughout the year.
Commenting on the partnership, Appaws for Autism CEO Carol Chisholm said "We were all astounded and delighted to be chosen to be Burns Charity of the Year in Scotland. We are extremely proud to be working with all the team at Burns and we are looking forward to the next year immensely. This award is very special to us all as it means we are doing what we set out to do for autism, our families and our dogs."
For more information on Appaws for Autism and the work they do please visit their website:-