This is Rusty, who is an autism service dog. Autism service dogs are trained similarly to other service dogs, and help their owners gain independence and confidence to perform everyday activities. In honor of Autism Awareness Month
Most parents report a significant decrease in behavioral issues with their child upon placement of an Autism Service Dog trained in deep pressure therapy. Some parents find that once their child is placed with an Autism Service Dog, that the outbursts and tantrums stop all together.