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  1. Freedom in Motion Riding Center

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    Established in 1996, Freedom in Motion Riding Center has twenty years experience in providing adaptive riding lessons. We specialize in early development and children with autism. Our remarkable horses and  volunteers are what make our center one of the most popular around...

  2. The Impact of Canine Assistance for Children with Autism and the Family Unit

    | Contributor(s):: Wild, Diana L.

  3. Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family

    | Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Lindsay Hansen

  4. Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin

    To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...

  5. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

  6. Special Equestrians

    Celebrating 31 years of service, Special Equestrians offers equine-assisted therapies and activities to riders from ages 2 to 72. With 15 horses of all sizes, shapes, colors, and breeds, 17 mostly part-time staff members, and 100 volunteers, we serve more than 100 children and adults each week...

  7. Exploring equine assisted therapy programs for treating students with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Sullivan, Alison A.

  8. Pet facilitated therapy for socially disinterested and developmentally delayed children

    | Contributor(s):: Redefer, Laurel Ann

  9. Using dogs in a home-based intervention with children with autism spectrum disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Alison, Courtney E.

    Humans and dogs have lived among each other in mutually beneficial relationships for thousands of years. In recent years, this human-animal bond has emerged as a catalyst for animal-assisted activities and therapies that may benefit those with disabilities, including children with autism spectrum...

  10. The golden bridge : selecting and training assistance dogs for children with social, emotional, and educational challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Gross, Patty Dobbs

  11. A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel M. Dilts

    This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...

  12. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    | Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello

  13. A mother's letter to her son

    | Contributor(s):: Vranos, Kathleen

  14. Appendix: choosing an assistance dog organization or trainer

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  15. Assistance dogs and children with autism

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  16. Charting your course

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  17. Choosing your companion

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  18. Diary of an autistic mother

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  19. Dustin's paws: including an assistance dog in the classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Rampelberg, Diane

  20. Ethical use of assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Shilstone, Riggan