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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

Susan Shoop
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Yorkshire Terrier
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March 27, 2003
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I was born in Canada, but now live in Connecticut. My ancestors are almost all Canadian Champions. I travel back and forth to Nova Scotia frequently, where I vist my "cousins" Tiger and Toby, and my Grandmother, Tia. We all have a great time, although "Granny" would prefer that we young ones not play so rough, she hides under the bed! I really adore Tiger, we are inseperable when we visit, either in Nova Scotia or in CT. l used to be a finicky eater, but now I will eat anything, my absolute favourite thing to eat is carrots. I love to sleep with Mom, but am only allowed to after I spend most of the night  in my own bed, in her closet...I feel so secure there. I'm the younger of the dogs at home, I wish my older "sister" Lindsey would play with me, but she would prefer to just lie around watching me make a fool of myself.

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