Autism Pet Therapy

Is Man's Best Friend Your Autism Child's Best Friend?




Autism Pet Assistance Books

Studies show that animal-assisted therapies can help improve psychological and physiological aspects of Autism. Benefits include decreases in anxiety and improvements in social skills and sensory regulation. The books listed below illustrate the difference pets can make in supporting the needs of children with Autism.


The Golden Bridge A Guide to Assistance Dogs for Children Challenged by Autism or other Developemental Disabilities

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Patty Dobbs Gross
December 1, 2005
Paperback, 180 pages
Focus: living with autism, animal-assisted therapy, parenting

Animal Interventions for Individuals with Autism

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Merope Pavlides
April 15, 2008
Kindle, Paperback, 208 pages
Focus: animal-assisted therapy, challenging behaviors, social skills, sensory integration, parenting

A Friend Like Henry

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Nuala Gardern
September 1, 2008
Kindle, Paperback, 272 pages
Focus: personal account, parenting, living with autism

Second Chance: How Adoption Saved A Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog

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Sandra Gerencher
April 14, 2008
Kindle, Paperback, 28 pages
Focus: autism awareness, child friendly, personal account



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