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Assistance Dogs and Autism Ranking: Insufficient/Mixed evidence

Personal Accounts

This section provides details of personal accounts of the use of assistance dogs for people on the autism spectrum.

Personal accounts can be useful sources of information about the intervention but are not as scientifically valid or reliable as research trials. This may be especially true where the accounts are published by an organisation which might gain a financial advantage from the take-up of the intervention.

Please note that the views expressed in these personal accounts do not necessarily represent the views of Research Autism.


There are numerous anecdotal reports on the benefits of assistance dogs for children with autism published on the websites of the different organisations which train and provide assistance dogs.

Updated
26 Mar 2018
Last Review
23 Sep 2015
Next Review
01 Sep 2018