Some families are turning to service dogs to help children with autism

01/28/2010 | KATU-TV (Portland, Ore.)

More children who have autism are being helped by specially trained assistance dogs, but many groups that train the dogs are still reluctant to place them with children. The parents of one child with autism who live in Oregon -- the state with the highest rate of autism-spectrum diagnoses last year -- are seeking to adopt a dog for their son through Ohio-based 4 Paws for Ability, which trains dogs for the specific needs of children.

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