Saskatoon family finds hope in autism service dog
The Irwins are fundraising online to help thier 4 year-old son
Irwin was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was two. Now at four, his parents are hoping to give him more of those normal moments.
Easton's mother Ailish Irwin says after the diagnosis they immediately began to research ways to help him. "Unfortunately because we don't have a lot of funding in our province, we were told to just keep doing what your doing." Irwin explains, "We needed to know everything that was available to us."
Now the family has been accepted to the program and there's just one more hurdle. The training and purchase of a service dog is $30,000. The Irwins have set up an online fundraising campaign and say they appreciate any donations they get.