Friday, November 12, 2010

For Autistic Children, Therapy on Four Legs

?e are hearing more and more from families we serve that therapy dogs have had an overall positive effect on their children,?said Marguerite Colston, vice president of constituent relations at the Autism Society, a national grassroots organization.

Because each person with autism experiences it differently, there is no certainty a therapy dog will help, she said, but for certain individuals, a dog ?as eased their anxiety and has even helped some to open up to others, as individuals with autism are typically more withdrawn and less likely to socialize.?

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