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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:
Amy Rivers
City:
chesterfield
Province, Country:
SC, United States
Type/Breed:
Feline
Date of Birth:
2000
Date of Death
2001
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
orange
Eye Colour:
yellow

Sam you were the most wonderful friend anyone could have hoped for. You were so loving and smart and had the silliest personality. I remember when we would take walks down the dirtroad and when you tried to Houdini your way out of your collar and got your leg stuck in it. I also remember getting the call telling me you had slipped out of the house and got hit. I cried in my room for 3 days. Until you, I had never had such a strong bond with a pet and still have not. I sometimes have dreams where I get one more glimpse of you and I wake up feeling both happy and sad. You were taken from me too soon and I don't think I will ever get over loosing you but I know I will see you again someday. I am thankful for the time I did get to spend with you and I will miss you always my little sammy poo.

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