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  1. Myth #4: There are no Scientific Studies to Support Autism Assistance Dog Placements

    04 Oct 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross The years tell us much of what the days never know. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Aaron and North Star's Bingo meeting for the very first time.' Anecdotally speaking, we have...

  2. Myth #3: The Biggest Danger from an Autism Assistance Dog is the Hit to the Pocketbook

    21 Sep 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross 'Danny & Madison' Of the top five myths about autism assistance dogs that I will cover in this column, this myth is by far the most dangerous. If you partially believe in...

  3. Animal assisted therapy and autism intervention: A synthesis of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Jocelyn Turner

    The overall intention of this research project was to determine if, based on the available literature, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has potential as an efficacious adjunctive therapy method for helping to generate greater levels of social functioning, for individuals with Autism. This project...

  4. More Animals in the Classroom: Interview with Maggie O'Haire

    27 Aug 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Children with autism can have difficulty fitting into social settings and reading people. Empathy is often hard to cultivate. Research has indicated that in some cases, children with autism are...

  5. Myth #2: Training is the Key to Success with Autism Assistance Dogs for Children

    10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon ''David and North Star's Lego'' One of the biggest misunderstandings about the emerging...

  6. Myth #1: Autism Assistance Dog Placements for Children can be Created Safely and Effectively Using Rescue Dogs

    10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~ Lucretius 'Marques and North Star's Boots' Rescuing a child as well as a dog...

  7. Does pet arrival trigger prosocial behaviors in individuals with autism?

    Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Sylvie Tordjman, Alain Lazartigues, Eric Lemonnier, Michel Deleau, Martine Hausberger

    Alteration of social interactions especially prosocial behaviors – an important aspect of development – is one of thecharacteristics of autistic disorders. Numerous strategies or therapies are used to improve communication skills or at least toreduce social impairments. Animal-assisted therapies...

  8. Sarah Elizabeth Pellizzari

    Hello! I am a recent graduate who earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. My concentration was in family systems therapy and I also earned a certificate in Animal Assisted...

  9. A long-term study of children with autism playing with a robotic pet: Taking inspirations from non-directive play therapy to encourage children's proactivity and initiative-taking

    Contributor(s):: François, Dorothée, Powell, Stuart, Dautenhahn, Kerstin

  10. Review of 'Animal-assisted interventions for individuals with autism'

    Contributor(s):: Adams, Nena

  11. Service dogs: Facilitating the abilities of children with intellectual or behavioral disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Fry-Johnson, Yvonne W., Powell, Suzanne, Winokur, Donnie Kanter

  12. Tips for practitioners: Pet care: A vehicle for learning

    Contributor(s):: Law, Sandra, Scott, Sandra

  13. Relações terapêuticas: Um estudo exploratório sobre Equitação Psico-Educacional (EPE) e autismo

    Contributor(s):: Gonçalves Leitão, Leopoldo

  14. The effectiveness of simulated developmental horse-riding program in children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Wuang, Yee-Pay, Wang, Chih-Chung, Huang, Mao-Hsiung, Su, Chwen-Yng

  15. Critique du modèle neurophysiologique de delphinothérapie - Sonophorèse et écholocation

    Contributor(s):: Baribeau, J., David, G., Larivée, S.

  16. Discontinuites psychiques entre animaux et humains: eclairage sur la 'monade autistique.'

    Contributor(s):: Vidal, Jean-Marie

  17. Enfants autistes en thérapie avec le poney: Échelles d

    Contributor(s):: de Reure, A. Lorin

  18. Etude de l'intérêt de l'enfant atteint d'autisme pour le dauphin à partir de deux méthodologies complémentaires

    Contributor(s):: Maurer, M.

  19. L'évaluation de la présence d'un chien d'assistance auprès de l'enfant autiste et de sa famille

    Contributor(s):: Trudel, M., Fecteau, S., Champange, N.

  20. Ohaleï Yacoov

    Contributor(s):: Eisenfeld, M.