Welcome to the Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII) website!
AAII is a non-profit organization supporting Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) within professional healthcare and social service settings.
Our members include occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, counselors, and professional animal trainers who train animals and their
humans specifically for this level of professional work. AAII is an organization that has a strong foundation of positive interactions with people and animals,
at all stages in the AAII continuum (training, handling, treating, educating, etc.). It is built to have a solid foundation in standards of practice
and embraces sharing of quality professional level information.
Our members are individuals or organizations who include animals in their healthcare, social service, and educational interventions and practices.
Some of our members are paid for their work and some are volunteers.
They are all professionals insofar as they are all experienced and skillful in their field, maintain a practice of minimum standards and participate in continuing education.
AAII offers membership to individuals or organizations active in different fields: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Animal Assisted Education (AAE),
Animal Support (AS), Animal Assisted Activities (AAA). You can find out more in Membership and Standards of practice section.
If you have not yet joined, we would be honored to have you.
AAII Meetings in future
The Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII) Conference held from 14th and 15th May 2016 in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic was another great success.
The final conference session on the afternoon of 15th May has been a joint meeting with Assistance Dogs International (ADI).
The overall theme for the conference has been summarized by its title ‘Building a Voice for the Future’.
We thank all participants for their presence and positive input!
We look forward to welcoming you to the next AAII Developmental Meeting in Vienna in 2017. Next AAII Conference will be in 2018. The location is not known yet, we will keep you posted.
If you have any specific queries, please do get in touch.