My 4 year old daughter has multiple diagnoses that could be beneficial for a service dog. She has ASD, Seizure disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, she is partially deaf, and non verbal. I do not know how to go about getting her a service dog. My husband who is a Veteran and also has some problems due to the military has a compassion animal and my daughter and the cat has become fast friends which shocked me because my daughter doesn't enjoy people or things that are living...i truly… read more
I've looked very briefly into that for our son, who will be turning 7 in August. The two services I found were aimed mostly at people with serious physical disabilities. It takes about two years once you're application is approved, and you have to do a two-week training period. I got a bit disenchanted because of the hoops you had to jump through =) I think in our case, I'll look into it again when he gets a little bit older. Your daughter has different needs, and might need something like that at a younger age. Run a search for "service dogs for children"- it should turn up some information for you.