Billy the rescue cat helps young boy with autism

Fraser Booth, Highlands, Scotland – was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age. His mother, Louise knew from birth that something was not right and was relieved to gain a diagnosis. She told Ruth Walker of The Scotsman: “It’s usually between the ages of three and five that they diagnose autism, but Fraser’s behaviour […]

Pets Impact Happiness for those on the Autism Spectrum

Science has proved that interacting with animals especially pets can have a deep impact on the physical betterment of human beings. Animals have been known to help in the lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol and are also effective in reducing tension and stress and also help to avoid conditions like depression. It is also […]

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. According to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, companion animals—like dogs, cats or […]

Animals and Autism – Just what is behind it?

As yet another story emerges about the amazing affect animals can have on the lives of people with autism, The Huffington Post published an article on May 4, Boy with Aspergers’s kisses his mom for the first time after adopting loving rescue pit bull. I thought I’d share a few insights into why this is. […]