Underwriting Hope: How assistance dogs are helping children with autism

When Ryan met Bear, his whole world changed.

Bear is an Assistance Dog who was specially trained to help Ryan, who has autism, to build self-esteem and to fully participate in school and community life. 

Ryan's family received Bear through Autism Dog Services (ADS), an organization that trains, places and supports dogs that offer safety, companionship and independence to children with autism and related disorders.

TD Securities is a proud sponsor of ADS through the TD Securities Underwriting Hope Fund; an employee led, employee funded Charity that has raised more than $21-million for children and youth.

READ: 20 years of Underwriting Hope

For more than two decades, TD Securities employees have united to create a meaningful impact through fundraising and the strategic allocation of proceeds back into our local communities. Employees are committed to coming together and supporting charities that make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Click the video above to learn more about Ryan and Bear's story.