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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

Lindsay Michael
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Siberian Husky / Alaskan Wolf
Date of Birth:
February17 2000
Date of Death
October 6 2004
Coat Colour:
Black / White
Eye Colour:
Yellow / Brown Fleck

Tornac was a very loving and loyal friend. His favorite thing was to get "Fluffed" (scratched up and down).  He had many friends and many nick names.  His favorite dog treat was pig ears and people food. He was great with children and even liked Cats after he got to know them a little bit.He lived a good life, and he died a happy dog with no suffering.  He is missed dearly still, I have not gotten a new dog since, it hurts too much.  I made a page for him here


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