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Service Dogs and Autistic Children – Pet Tip 253

Dogs help humans in so many ways. They help with companionship, with tasks that they carry out for us and sometimes they help make every day living much easier. Perhaps the best demonstration of this fact is when dogs help people with disabilities. Many of us have seen dogs helping blind people and many have heard of dogs that feel when a seizure in an epileptic person is about to occur and then protect them from injury. Dogs can also help aid autistic children and parents of autistic children in many ways as well. Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of autistic children in Canada may be 1 in 165 children or higher. Therefore, many people may well personally know of an autistic child in their extended family, or know of friends or acquaintances that have an autistic child. So how can dogs help these autistic children?

The National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario Canada, is one of the best organizations that specifically help train dogs to make the lives of autistic children better. You might be wondering how a service dog can be useful to autistic children

Laura Gavronsky
St. Augistine
Province, Country:
Not Provided
Date of Birth:
not sure
Date of Death
December 23,2003
Coat Colour:
Flecked Gray
Eye Colour:

Missy was a very sweet horse. Even though sometimes she liked to be a little up and hyper, she was always a good girl. She loved to eat grass and play out in the pasture with her sister Doll. We all miss her very much. And we wish that we could have her back. It wasn't right the way that she died. We tell ourselves it should have never happened. But it did, and we will always remember and LOVE her!!

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