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Researchers recently found that pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits and more may help children with autism acquire social skills. “Kids with autism don’t always readily engage with others, but if there’s a pet in the home that the child is bonded with and a visitor starts asking about the pet, the child may be more likely to respond,” said Gretchen Carlisle of the University of Missouri who worked on the study. Read more from Disability Scoop.
Jamel Hunter just turned eight years old and his mother, Phyllis Atwood, wanted his first birthday party to be perfect. The boy has autism and his mother knew that the noise, excitement and variation from his daily routine of the party might bring challenges. After a day filled with laughter, a clown and Spider-Man, Jamel told his mother that he was happy at his birthday party. Learn more about Phyllis and Jamel’s exciting big day.
When Dave Floyd and his eleven-year-old daughter, Lauren, went on a typical grocery-store run, Lauren wanted to dance– and so they danced, and Floyd posted a video of it on Facebook. After twenty-four hours, the video had more than 30,000 likes which, as Floyd hopes, has helped change perceptions and bring respect for Lauren and other children who have Down syndrome. CLICK HERE to read more.
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