How an autistic teenager's life has been transformed by his support dog

How an autistic teenager's life has been transformed by his support dog

14-year-old Adam goes to sleep at night in a tent in his bedroom. Lying by his side is Grant, a rambunctious black Labrador, who has been Adam’s support dog for the last six years. This is their story.

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9 Comments

  1. Can I just say a support animal has no access right they can only go on planes assistance dogs have access right but emotional support animals have practically none

  2. It took 8 years for me to even be assessed I was on the waiting list for 8 years and when I finally got assessed they said they knew I was autistic writhing 5 minutes

  3. I have autism bad! I’m 14 and have meltdowns! My dad won’t let me get a dog, but this is my last chance! I;m so upset i want to hurt myself! I need a dog for support!

  4. “He’s not weird; his reality is just different to ours.” I love that quote. Reminds me of something Temple Grandin says: that those of us on the Spectrum are “different, not less.”

  5. Beautiful story! I’ve always tried to tell people that dogs can do miracles for children or adults with autism!

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