After a recent phone conversation with my sister, I started thinking about ways that animals can and have been used as therapeutic aids for children with disabilities. While I remember hearing tid-bits about animals being used to help children with disabilities in the past, I was very interested to find out more about the topic.
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Autism is a developmental disorder which affects the social and communication areas of brain functioning. Service animals are often employed in the treatment of Autism to help increase socialization behaviors and decrease other symptoms of autism. The following are some animals used in Autism Therapy (AT) and how they are used.