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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...
Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary provide Donkey Assisted Therapy for Children with Additional Needs
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Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary provide Donkey Assisted Therapy for Children with Additional Needs

The Donkey Sanctuary is the world's largest donkey and mule sanctuary and has 10 farms situated in the UK and Ireland. Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE founded The Donkey Sanctuary in 1973. To date over 15,000 donkeys have passed through the Donkey Sanctuary's ga...
15 year old autistic teen and family raising funds for service dog
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15 year old autistic teen and family raising funds for service dog

Profiles in Brief - Help Marisa get her service dog. 15 year old Marisa Smith was only diagnosed with autism two years ago but has had serious developmental challenges since birth and the family has been raising funds for service dog.  Marisa says. “Deal...