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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...
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...
The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 10 – Strong Bonds with Animals
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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 10 – Strong Bonds with Animals

Autistic people can often have very strong bonds with animals.  Whether this is a pet, a farm animal, or even a wild animal.  When asked nearly every body with autism questioned said that the bonds and understanding they had with animals was one of the most po...