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Dogs Trained to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum
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Dogs Trained to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum

Animal-assisted therapy for children with autism is a popular topic at the moment. When combined  with an evidence-based approach, it can be very useful in helping children on the autism spectrum develop communication, self-help and social skills. Famil...
Prison trained labrador completely changes autistic boy’s quality of life
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Prison trained labrador completely changes autistic boy’s quality of life

Zach Tucker, Colorado Springs - The arrival of Clyde, a chocolate Labrador has improved the quality of life for Zach, 11 who has Asperger's Syndrome. Claude was trained to be a service dog in prison by inmate Christopher Vogt. Kirk Mitchell reports in The De...
Autism and Animal-Assisted Therapy
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Autism and Animal-Assisted Therapy

Many parents of individuals on the autism spectrum wonder about the potential benefits of animal-assisted therapy. Most people believe that animals have a calming effect. According to the American Pets Products Association, in the US alone, 83.3 million people...
Turning autism into a strength: Temple Grandin talks about her relationship with animals
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Turning autism into a strength: Temple Grandin talks about her relationship with animals

We are all individuals and have strengths and weaknesses, having autism does not make any one person differentiate from that rule. That is one of the messages that has come from Temple Grandin, long serving autism advocate, high functioning Asperger's Synd...
Canadian four year old shows vast improvement with his new service dog
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Canadian four year old shows vast improvement with his new service dog

Atlas Anderson is the youngest autistic person in Canada to receive the company of a specially trained service dog. Harris, a Labrador cross is the newest member of the Anderson household, having been bred and then trained specifically and extensively t...
Autistic Boy in DeBary, Florida no Longer allowed to keep chickens at family home
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Autistic Boy in DeBary, Florida no Longer allowed to keep chickens at family home

DeBary, Florida - J.J. Hart, 3 from DeBary, Florida and his family have been told by the local City Council members that they will no longer be able to keep chickens at their family home. J.J. has three chickens that he likes to chase round in the family's ...
Young boy with autism starts fundraiser to get himself a service dog
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Young boy with autism starts fundraiser to get himself a service dog

Bristol, England --- A 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA has been trying to raise funds in hopes of getting himself an autism service dog. Elliott Pugh has been struggling with his condition, which causes behavi...