All About Autism Service Dogs

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In the spirit of Autism Awareness Month, all of April, I’d like to put the spotlight on some very special dogs that have helped countless children, teens and adults with autism: Autism Service Dogs.

There are all kinds of service dogs, and you have probably seen many of them throughout your life. They can be spotted wearing a vest or jacket indicating that they are “on the job.”

About service dogs in general

When most people think of service dogs, they think of guide dogs, for example – for the blind. At least that’s what I always imagined. I wasn’t aware until the past few years that there were service dogs for many other impairments and health issues, including:

  • hearing dogs
  • seizure alert dogs
  • mobility dogs
  • psychiatric service dogs
  • autism dogs

Emotional Support Animals

I had not heard about “emotional support animals” until the news of the emotional…

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