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  1. Love dogs and I’ve always known they’re amazing but I never knew they could be trained to help with autism. As a teacher it’s especially important for me to keep up-to-date with any special needs students I might have in my class, so this post is very useful. Thanks!

  2. Shell

    I have a child with Autism and other special needs and have looked into local programs that train these amazing service animals for special needs kiddos but I could never afford them as a single Mama… one was over $20000. They told me because of all of the training needed to prepare the service animals…

  3. $20,000! Wow! I’m sorry. I don’t think that’s attainable for most people, let alone single parents!

  4. This is such an informative post! I have friends with children that have Autism and I’ll be sure to pass this along to them. I never knew these dogs were actually trained I just figured they were regular dogs for emotional support. such a great post!

  5. We have an emotional support dog, and she is a tiny terror but so amazing. I had no idea there were some that could be for autism specifically, though. That seems like such an amazing connection to have.

  6. It is amazing what an animal’s love can do for a human soul. Thank you so much for sharing this information. Like others have said in the comments, I had no idea that they had service dogs for autism.

  7. MELANIE

    I’ve been researching service dogs for my deaf daughter. She does really well on most things by herself, but I worry about streets. I didn’t realize how beneficial dogs could be to all special needs kiddos.

  8. A coworker of mine decided to get a dog for her autistic son. It has helped him tremendously.

  9. I have been learning a lot about autism service dogs as I would love to get my autistic nephew one. Dogs are amazing creatures, aren’t they? I have 3 myself.

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