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4 Paws was the first agency in the United States to begin placing task trained Autism Assistance Dogs and the first agency known to place these assistance dogs with tracking skills. At 4 Paws we have discovered a magic that exists between children and dogs, a magic that can become a life-saving miracle for a child paired with one of our Autism Assistance Dogs.
Sometimes, people with autism display behaviors that are challenging to understand and address. The Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit will provide you with strategies and resources to address these behaviors and help support you during difficult situations.
All children need a environment where they can learn, soar, and thrive, but for children on the autism spectrum this takes a little extra tweaking to get the formula right. This site provides information from the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum.
When kids struggle socially, it can be difficult to know how to respond as a parent. Do we correct them? What do we do with our own internal reactions? Also, do we sometimes expect more of kids struggling in this area than their neurotypical peers? Barry Prizant, PhD, author of Uniquely Human, recently named the #1 book on autism of all time (!), has some great ideas. Take a listen.
The wallet card is a tool to be used by a teenager or an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or intellectual disabilities. Visit us to see how to apply for and use a card, when to use it, and tips on how to safely interact with law enforcement and first responders.