Organizations pair assistance dogs, kids with autism - Fox 2 News Headlines

Organizations pair assistance dogs, kids with autism

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Fox 2 recently aired a story about a goldendoodle named Buddy.  In that report, Deb Castle said the assistance dog has "made such a difference" in the life of her 14-year-old autistic son, Drew.

Reporter Dawn Timmeney with Fox 29 in Philadelphia also said that "Buddy has given Drew confidence and a sense of well-being" and that "Buddy helps Drew interact with others."

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The report further stated that Drew's family got Buddy from the North Star Foundation in Connecticut, an organization that says they have placed several assistance dogs with autistic children and their families.  For more information on the North Star Foundation, visit www.northstardogs.com.

Another organization called Canine Companions for Independence also says they pair assistance dogs and children with disabilities in several states, including Michigan.  Learn more about their services at www.cci.org.

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