The Incredible Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Autistic Children: Therapy dogs for autistic children have so many different benefits, from helping your child form incredible bonds to providing a calming presence in an over-stimulated world.
Can Dogs Be Autistic? Some Symptoms To Diagnose It: https://thepetadvice.com/can-dogs-be-autistic/
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A crime story told from the point-of-view of an autistic boy. His perceptions are as, or more, fascinating than solving the crime! My favorite Mark Haddon book.
Would be fun kid hideout space! Awesome dog kennel under the stairs design idea. If you want an indoor dog house, utilizing the space under the stairs for a cozy, attractive and practical space for dogs is a good idea! I love this design.