Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Research Project
Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Research Project - Project
The three-year project will be UK-wide and led by Dogs for the Disabled with partners, the National Autism Society and the University of Lincoln. It aims to discover what positive relationships exist between children who suffer with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and the use of a pet dog. There is anecdotal evidence that suggests the of pet dogs has a positive effect on the child's ability to control emotion and behaviour, with less need for pharmaceutical intervention.