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How A Service Dog Changed An Autistic Boy’s Life

While the first reports on the positive effects of dogs on socially withdrawn children date back to the 1960s, the field of study has gained ground in the past decade. Researchers at the universities of Guelph, Calgary and Alberta found that dogs do more than protect the physical safety of children with autism. The kids were calmer, less anxious, less prone to emotional outbursts, according to the 2008 study published in the journal Qualitative Health Research.


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How A Service Dog Changed An Autistic Boy’s Life


  • From: The Record
  • Published: January 4, 2014
  • Found In: Service Dogs