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Service Dogs for Autistic Children

Posted Feb 20 2009 7:22pm
Interesting article in the New York Daily News (click here). Excerpts:

As it is for many kids with autism, life has been isolating for 12-year-oldJohn Haugh, whose lack of verbal and play skills has kept theFloral Park, L.I., boy from making any friends. But the recent arrival of his special golden retriever, Buddy, has opened a new window to John's world....
For a mother, autism can be very lonely and consuming, she said. But puppies need to be walked, and Buddy gets her back out into the neighborhood - a connection to the outside world that she had lost.
"Buddy is a breath of fresh air," she said.
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