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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

  • Provides redirection tasks

  • Applies pressure to the hand or lap promoting redirection to the “here and now”

  • Interruption of stimming behaviors

  • Wakes for school or work

  • 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

Autism service dogs helping their handlers
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