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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:
Kelsie Kramms
City:
Boise
Province, Country:
ID, United States
Type/Breed:
Persian
Date of Birth:
unknown
Date of Death
12/18/05
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
grey
Eye Colour:
green

Smokey was a loving cat. He was small but had a big heart and often showed his compassion by drooling. Even though it wasn't atractive it was cute. He was always the runt but we just asumed he was younger than our other cat Gus. When he died it put a hole in my heart he was my best friend. He was an outside cat but i would go outside everyother day and care for him. He always enjoyed the company and never fought to break out ok my arms when i held him. My family thought it was weird to take pictures of the cats but it wasn't to me. I'm the only person in my house hold that actually has a picture of him. I don't think it's fair that pets and humans have to die. Him dying was horrible i'll never have a friend like him he was my cat and no one knows the pain i feel when i touch the pictures of him. We found him as a stray but that doesn't change the pain i feel.


- Stephanie Renee Walker

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