Feel Good Video of the Week: Watch a Dog Comfort his Owner with Autism
Editor’s Note: Please watch this powerful video that my daughter sent me last week. She is a dog lover and knows what we do here at PediaStaff. She thought I would love it, and she was right. I hope you like it too!
[Source: Buzz Feed]
This powerful video was posted to YouTube by Danielle Jacobs, 24, from Tempe, Arizona. It shows her dog Samson comforting her during a “meltdown”, because she wanted people to see what it’s like to have Asperger’s syndrome, one type of autism spectrum disorder.
Danielle told BuzzFeed News that she got Samson, a 4-year-old rottweiler, from HALO animal rescue in Phoenix after several evaluations and assessments.
She said: “I immediately began training him for service work for Asperger’s syndrome, PTSD, TBI, and anxiety disorder. He alerts to meltdowns, anger, depressive episodes, flashbacks and nightmares, stimming, provides balance and counterbalance, and alerts to panic attacks.”
Watch the video on BuzzFeed
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