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 random.org and the winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card.