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Parents Report that Service Dogs Keep Kids with Autism Safer and Calmer

Thursday, July 03, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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Autism Speaks

In a new report, parents of children with autism describe a broad range of benefits associated with having a specially trained service dog. They feel their child is safer – particularly in terms of curbing the tendency to bolt or wander. They also describe how having a service dog both calms their child and draws a more understanding response from strangers in public situations…

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