Study shows autistic kids appear to benefit from receiving a new pet
By ParentInProgress on August 14, 2012
The results of a study on autistic children and pets have been published in the journal "PLOS ONE."
The study, which took place in France, showed that autistic children who received a pet scored better in "offering comfort" and "offering to share." These results were evident even a few years after getting the pet.
What was suprising to me is that autistic children who already had a pet (since birth) showed "generally weaker relationships with their pets."
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