Interacting with Animals Helps Autistic Children Connect with Peers

by , 04/12/14
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Research conducted by author, engineer, and activist Temple Grandin has shown that cultivating a bond between animals–even domesticated ones like the chickens above–and autistic children can make it easier for them to interact with their peers. Understanding relationships and the nuances of social interactions is extremely difficult for those with autism. Animal Assisted Interaction Programs now popping up around the country designed to help humans heal and create a natural relationship with animals while simultaneously strengthening their own social and emotional skills. Follow the link to learn more about these ground breaking programs.


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  1. Alan Fortune April 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    A great idea but carers must look at this – Please don’t ignore, its vital for these children.

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