Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

So as you can guess from the banner, this year the theme for Rj’s Annual Autism Awareness blog hop is Animals.

I was thinking about what to write and I started thinking about all of the animals we’ve had in our family over the years. Currently we have the terror, aka our dog, but we’ve had a some usual and unusual animals in the past. Cat, Dog, Bird, Fish (caught and goldfish), Horse, Hedgehog, Blue-tongue Lizard, Monkey, Turtle…I think that’s it although I feel like I’m missing one…

I don’t know that I could live without at least one animal in the house, preferably a dog. To me, it’s a sad sort of quiet in the house when they’re not there. You come home and the happiness from your furbaby to see you is just so uplifting! They support you and love you unconditionally.

Which leads me to my fact: While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

I don’t think that support is limited to other human beings, animals can provide a different type of support that can been just as important.

I was doing a bit of reading and I came across this: “Children with autism may especially benefit from interacting with dogs, which can provide unconditional, nonjudgmental love and companionship.”

It’s not just dogs, there are many animals out there than can provide support, it’s just about finding the right fit for each individual.


There are lots of authors taking part in this autism awareness month so there’ll be lots of posts, lots and facts and a bunch of prizes (including from me). I’ve decided to have a little giveaway. I’ll put the names of anyone who comments on this post into and the winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


12 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Blog Hop

  1. Thank you for participating in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. You are absolutely right that the right support at the right time can make a huge difference to people’s life. Diagnosizing autism and starting therapy at an early age are very important.

  2. Thank you for the post. Animals can make such a big difference. I have only been without a pet for a short time in my life when I first started at University. And it was lonely. I found somewhere else to live within six months – somewhere I could have a pet. 🙂 You definitely sound like the person to ask about different pets as you have had experience with a lot of different ones. 😉

  3. I’m enjoying the blog hop I’ve read articles and watched a tv programme about children with Autism and when a pet is introduced into their life it’s amazing the change not only the child but the whole family having a pet really can make a difference.

  4. I agree that support can come in different forms. There can never be one kind and the person needs to have a bond with the there support.

  5. I cannot imagine my life without pets, there have always been animals in my house… Thank you for joining the blog hop, and for the interesting post

  6. Thank you for your post during the Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I agree that animals, especially dogs, can provide support in children with autism, and have seen this first hand in a close family member.

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