School officials say service dog has benefits for students with autism

06/25/2010 | Belleville News-Democrat (Ill.)

Illinois 6-year-old Carter Kalbfleisch, who has autism, has made improvements in school since he began bringing his service dog to school this year. Officials at the Illinois Center for Autism said the dog has not caused problems and has helped improve the behavior of other students who have autism. Carter began attending the year-round school after his public-school district barred him from bringing the dog to class.

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