Gateway HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) public charity, offers transformative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults, and families in a healing, farm-based environment.Since 2011, Executive Director Kristen de Marco has been providing EAGALA Model ® Equine Assisted Growth &...
Stir-N-Up Hope is a Not-For-Profit organization that provides free therapeutic riding sessions to handicapped individuals. The program is seasonal, running from spring to fall. Riders are taught to groom, tack, lead, and ride. Games are also incorporated to work on areas of special needs.Riders...
Is there a difference in the quality of the relationship between children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and well-known cats versus children with typical development and well-known cats?
Contributor(s):: Ada van der Molen
Being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not affect the quality of the relationship between children and their cat. The attachment to the cat and the acceptance of the cat the way it is do play an important role in the quality of the relationship. Cats just as often meet the...
The Elephants in the Therapy Room
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.
A Compassionate Curriculum Utilizing a Guinea Pig to Help Students Develop Empathy, Responsibility, and Positive Social Interactions
Contributor(s):: Sinno, Nadia
Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker
Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.
Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch
This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.
A Cow's Eye View? Cattle Empathy and Ethics in Screen Representations of Temple Grandin
Contributor(s):: Claire Henry
Temple Grandin has been a captivating figure for both animal and disability studies, and for filmmakers. Known for designing more humane livestock handling processes in the US cattle industry, and for her books and public speaking on autism, Grandin’s celebrity then became popularly...
KNGF Geleide Honden
We are a non-profit foundation and our work largely depends on donations and legacies. Since our establishment in 1935 we have trained over 5,000 dogs for blind and visually impaired people very. Therefore, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of dog and disability. This...
[Mira and autism]
Psycho-educational horseback riding to facilitate communication ability of children with pervasive developmental disorders
| Contributor(s):: Keino, Hiromi, Funahashi, Atsushi, Keino, Hiroomi, Miwa, Chihiro, Hosokawa, Masanori, Hayashi, Yoshihiro, Kawakita, Kenji
Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism
| Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.
The Effects of Complementary Hippotherapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Jamie Hicks
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an intricate and complex disorder that continues to grow in its prevalence year after year. The disorder is based on decreased social communication with prevalent stereotypical behaviors and problems in sensory processing. Due to the disorder diagnosis based on a...
How Equine Assisted Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism, Ages 2-18
| Contributor(s):: Haley M. Haggerty
As stated by the Autism Speaks incorporation, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. Current research confirms that autism now affects one in every 88 children and one in every 54 boys. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the reasons...
Equine-facilitated psychotherapy with children and adolescents: An update and literature review
| Contributor(s):: Lentini, Jennifer A., Knox, Michele S.
The roles of animals for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Grandin, Temple, Fine, Aubrey H., O'Haire, Marguerite E., Carlisle, Gretchen, Bowers, Christine M.
When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections
| Contributor(s):: Booth, Louise