I want to get a service dog. It is becoming clear that certain parts of the City of London are no good for me as an autistic person and I end up in vulnerable situations where I am in the process of having a melt down and I dont know where to get help. When I am in meltdown mode I loose a lot of ability to speak to people I dont know and feel that a service dog that will help me if nothing else, give people a clue that I need help and to keep me safe when I am having a meltdown is something I need.
I also need one, I feel to keep me mentally ok as I would have the dog to focus on which would mean I would get out more and it would help me with my spine problems as well as helping me with things I really struggle with which is picking things up off the floor, getting laundery out of the machine and helping me in the streets when I need it.
So my question is:
- How in the UK do I go about getting one?
- Does it cost to get one;
- Can anyone help me in the process?
All help would be welcome.