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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

Patti Johnson
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ON, Canada
Jack Russell Terrier
Date of Birth:
October 11,2002
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Likes: likes to chew on various items like her chewchew , anybody's socks her toys etc.Dislikes: snow won't touch go near it rather pee in house.pet peeves: cheap dog food and when i'm not getting enough attention.Favourite toy: chicken squeaky toy Favourite lounging spot: my winni-the-pooh chair, loved it since the day i was brought home!Most embarrassing moment: when some one was taking a bath i meant to jump on the side of the tub but instead i feel in. all well i love water!Cherished memory: when my mommy and daddy brought me home to my new family. i love them so much and they love me too!

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