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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:
Jennifer Cartier
City:
Chatham
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
Yellow Labrador
Date of Birth:
Feb 14, 1996
Date of Death
Jul 29, 2009
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
92
Coat Colour:
White
Eye Colour:
Brown

From the day our eyes met, I knew right then and there we would share many years of happiness and love with one another.

You taught me patience and love.  I miss you more and more everyday, and hold onto the hope that one day we will be reunited again.

As best stated in the song I sang to you all the time :  You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray, you'll never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away.

Til we meet again love button, remember me as I will you.

Love Mommy

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