I have been trying to do research on dogs for a vet friend. I came across a facility or agency in Tennessee that trains dogs to help autistic kids as well as other Neuro issues. The director is a Neuropsych RN and dog trainer. Apparently, there are many agencies not just in the States but all around.
I was wondering how many members have actively sought out a service dog and had their doctor provide the prescription or letter.
They aren’t companion dogs, but service dogs that can be registered and go everywhere any other service dog can go. I was thinking if it helps with autism, it could help with our “flooding” issues or sensory overload. The dog is trained to lean in, distract, comfort, get help, or whatever specific issues the person may have. The TN facility actually had a dog paid for by Medicaid! They also train dogs for TBI issues.
So has anyone looked into this or was able to get a service dog? How does it help in functioning?