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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

Owner:
dom peterson
City:
Not Provided
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
flat coated retriever
Date of Birth:
unknown
Date of Death
dec 20, 2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
24
Weight:
83
Coat Colour:
black/liver
Eye Colour:
brown

To my wonderful dog. Not only was he a great companion but a friend that was always there when i needed him. He came into my life in a time of need and helped me get better. I loved him very much, all of my friends and family will tell you the same. He made friends with the dogs that had no friends and tried to be comforting for any one who needed it. He was friendly to any one around him and even took care of our other dog. He will never be replaced and will always be remembered. I love you buddy bear and you are my angel, now and forever.

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