Regional Chapters


ADI encourages programs in different regions of the world to come together to form regional chapters. ADI believes that some issues that affect assistance dog programs are best dealt with internationally (e.g. standards, accreditation) while other issues inevitably have a strong regional focus (e.g. public access rights for assistance dog consumers, regional issues, etc.).

ADI formally recognizes regional chapters that have at least five member programs in the region. At present, there are three formally recognized Chapters:A yellow Labrador retriever wearing a blue assistance dog vest has his paws on the lap of a young girl in a motorized wheelchair. He is licking her fingers and she is laughing.

It is hoped that in the coming years, there will be further chapters:

  • Asia
  • South America