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Autism Service Dogs: 94% of children bonded with their dog

 

“Autism service dogs are gentle breeds which are noted for high intelligence and trainability. The dogs are trained to interrupt self-harming behaviors of the child, help prevent the child from wandering and to aid in soothing the child during an emotional ‘melt-down.’ Additionally, autism service dogs provide the opportunity for social bonding such as hugs and encourage healthy social skills of the child. ”

 

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The power of adoption” by Dan Queiroz is licensed CC BY 2.0.

 

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Children with autism benefit from family dogs

 

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