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Assistance Dogs and Autism Ranking: Insufficient/Mixed evidence

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According to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind website, accessed on 12 June 2015,

“Each family will gain something from the dog but what they gain may be completely different. The dogs are very different, the children are very different and the handlers (parent/guardian) are very different. So it is important not to compare yourself to another family and not expect the same results as another family. Some children will develop a bond with the dog but others won't. The only thing we guarantee is the safety aspect and everything outside of that is a bonus.”

 

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Updated
31 Jan 2019
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01 Jan 2019
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