Autism Service Dogs
Autism is a neurological disability that affects the way a person thinks and processes sensory information. Many Autistic people also have dyspraxia, which affects both fine motor and gross motor skills. Thus, people familiar with other types of service dogs will recognize tasks that are frequently taught to dogs trained to assist those with visual, hearing, mobility, and psychiatric disabilities. Remember, the dog is there to help the person, not the disability. It is also important to remember that a dog should not necessarily be the first choice in mitigating a difficulty that a person has, nor is it usually the easiest, best, cheapest, or most flexible solution. Generally, the purpose of a service animal for any disability is to replace dependence on human assistance, not on properly used assistive technology.Autism Service dog specifically is trained to mitigate the individual problems that a specific person experiences as a result of Autism.