Dog days

To me this story speaks volumes to how important it is to find friends like you, ones that understands you, no matter who you are. The story here is entitled “Boy who loses leg to cancer adopts 3-legged pup” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at the Mother Nature Network. Seems like the perfect match.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Purrr-therapy

For my son’s school, they have therapy dog’s that come I think once a month. In this setting the kids at the Autism Society of Southern Arizona get to see two to three homeless kittens and cats each week through the Purrs for Autism program.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Purrs for Autism Pairs Kids With Autism With Kittens for Social Play by over at The Mighty. I must admit, I’m thinking my son would prefer that.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Christmas gifts of joy and happiness

As I sit on the computer deciding what to write, I realize how lucky I am. Every Christmas I make a donation to an organization of their choice. For my oldest, it was ASPCA.

Just like most kids, he loves dogs and cats. It wasn’t much but I know every little bit helps and so to all those dogs and cats out there who bring joy and happiness to kids and their families, we say thank you!

Happy Holidays!

  

Autism Librarian

Dogs

I can hear my daughters voice right now, see dad, pit bulls are great dogs, they just have a bad reputation. She’s been trying and trying to get me to get a dog. Right now I have a cat but what makes it difficult is that I’m gone nearly 12 hours a day and as a single father (with my kids not always here) it would be impossible to have a dog in my mind.

Anyway, this is a great story about a dog and yes it’s a pit bull, that helps a young man really start to open up. The article is entitled “Rescued pit bull helps autistic teen open his heart” by Jenn Savedge over at the Mother Nature Network. Meanwhile, my daughter will continue to look for answers.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Kids and autism are going to the dogs

I have to say that this is one study I wouldn’t have thought to help better understand autism. It’s being done in part with the American Humane Association and looking at autistic tendencies present in certain breeds of dogs.

Yep, you heard right, dogs. Anyway, you can read all about here, “2014 Newsletters Announcing the Launch of the Canines, Kids and Autism Study” at the American Humane Association website.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian