Therapy Dogs and autism

Today the people from Paws for People came to visit our school – Therapy Dogs and Autism:


It is a South African based non-profit organisation that currently offers Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity programs in Gauteng, Free State, Natal and our sister unit in Cape Town,” Paw Pals.”

Volunteer handler and dog “teams” that are carefully assessed, are seriously committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the patients, residents and children with whom they interact during the course of the various programs.

Ongoing objectives of Paws for People® are education and public awareness in the fields of:

  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Activity
  • Paws for People® R.A.D.I.C.A.L. program (Reading Assistance Dogs In Classrooms and Life)
  • Bite Prevention Programs
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Responsible Pet Ownership
  • Holistic approach to patient wellness
  • Dog Training
  • The Human-Canine Bond

Please find more on their amazing work on and help them by donating to their cause!

Ilse Kilian-Ross

Ilse Kilian-Ross is the owner of Amazing K, a registered ECD and Partial Care Facility in Johannesburg. Amazing K is a private adhd school, autism school and therapy centre for children from age 2 - 6 years where learners receive the best of both the schooling and therapy world. The autism school offers Individualized Education Programs, Speech- and Augmentive Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy as well as a full and adapted Academic Curriculum.