AUTISM SUPPORT DOGS

An autism service dog can change an individual’s life, the following is a list of ways a service dog can be beneficial:

  • Provides Deep Pressure Therapy to calm and redirect
  • Applies pressure to the hand or lap promoting redirection to the “here and now”
  • Interruption of stimming behaviors
  • Wakes for school or work
  • Tracks or trails an individual that has wandered
  • Acts as a “tether” to prevent wandering
  • Carries medications and medical documentation
  • Encourages independence and responsibility
  • Provides familiarity and comfort in new environments
  • Provides a tactile stimulant to promote environmental awareness and familiarity
  • Assists with the development of social skills
  • Boosts confidence
  • Provides companionship