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Service Dog Helps Student with Autism Excel in College

Final thoughts

Welcoming a service dog into the home to support an autistic individual’s needs is often a welcoming step to support their further growth, development, and overall quality of life. As the dog partners and develops a bond with the autistic individual in need, a loving friendship is developed. As each day passes, the bond and love will grow stronger, thus allowing the autistic individual to transfer their new social relationship among human beings in their surrounding environment as well. “It is also our hope to provide a dog that will be the child’s best friend and buddy, so that the child will relate to the dog on a higher social level than they ever experienced before and transfer these accomplishments to the humans which also live within their home and/or school environment,” wrote 4 Paws.