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Parents raise funds to get autism service dog for son
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Parents raise funds to get autism service dog for son

Shropshire, England --- The parents of a five-year-old child who suffers from autism-like symptoms are doing everything they can to raise enough funds to get him his very own autism support dog. Oliver Fenner was a happy toddler who used to love pirates, play...
Studies show that pets are good social buffers for children with autism
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Studies show that pets are good social buffers for children with autism

New York --- These days, more and more children with autism are benefiting from the company of their highly-trained service dogs. It has been proven many times over that service dogs are capable of making positive impacts on children with autism, especially wh...
Cat who saved child with autism from a dog attack gets ‘Hero Dog’ Award – w/video
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Cat who saved child with autism from a dog attack gets ‘Hero Dog’ Award – w/video

Bakersfield, Calif. --- A brave cat who defied all odds to save a child with autism from a vicious attack from their neighbor's dog was given a 'Hero Dog' Award. Autism Daily Newscast  last reported on this story, Family Cat saves Young Boy with Autism from ...
Girl Scout develops program pairing children with and therapy dogs – w/ video
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Girl Scout develops program pairing children with and therapy dogs – w/ video

Fairfax, CA - A local teen has created a program geared towards pairing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and therapy dogs in hopes of both receiving a top Girl Scout award and serving her community. Rachel Blackman, an 18-year-old Scout from Fai...
Press Release – Animals’ presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism
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Press Release – Animals’ presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. Accor...