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Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
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Re: Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 02:21:39 PM »
Being a social icebreaker is not a trained task.  It's the job of a therapy dog, not a service dog.
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Re: Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 09:48:06 PM »
Let me try a different reply instead of what I wrote several hours ago that didn't post.

This story is about my son and our efforts. If you would like anything answered about what we're doing, please send me a message here. We've been the subject of several local news stories so far.

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Re: Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 09:21:31 PM »
It's good to see that this dog is for your child who is at an age where he can handle the dog without someone else's help. I hope you get a great dog from a supportive program.

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Re: Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 10:10:00 PM »
Let me try a different reply instead of what I wrote several hours ago that didn't post.

This story is about my son and our efforts. If you would like anything answered about what we're doing, please send me a message here. We've been the subject of several local news stories so far.

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Oddly I don't see anyother reply :/

That said hi welcome to the forum, I am an adult with autism,


I have a few questions (please note I am not trying to be ride and may come off as blunt, just trying to talk)



As Kirsten said being a social icebreaker is /not/ a task and it does NOT make the dog a service dog!!! What things will this dog be trained to help your son with???
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Re: Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 10:34:49 PM »
I'm wondering if the social aspects are just kind of a bonus.  Like, petting Isaac helps me feel less anxious.  That's not a task, of course.  It's just a nice bonus.
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Re: Boy with autism to receive service dog; needs your support
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 01:27:04 PM »
I'm also curious how you'll deal with allergy and phobia issues at school.  Have you talked to the school about this?  A school is a situation that is not like most public access situations in that it is not optional for the people there.

What tasks will the dog be performing at school?