Thursday, April 4, 2013

Good Dog! Bringing Acceptance

Studies have shown that service dogs in the home reduce stress hormone levels in children with autism. Parents are reporting many other benefits of these faitful, hard-working companions as well. Here are more of the life-enhancing experiences that can be attributed to owning a companion dog
  • Calming
  • Social
  • Communication
  • Companionship
  • Independence
  • Quality of Life
Good Dog! Autism Companions! is a nonprofit group that helps families with autistic children acquire a specially trained autism companion dog. 

Last Tuesday on Autism Awareness Day, the organization's founder, also a mother of an autistic child, wrote, "... I wish all parents, especially those with children on the spectrum, to know that there is happiness to be found -- if you look for it. And there can be joy in your life -- if you look for it. After all..."

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