Pet dogs can help children with autism

Wednesday, 21st September 2011

Families who have a child with autism may want to think about investing in dog food and getting a pet, as dogs can help youngsters with this condition.

PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) has been set up by Dogs for the Disabled to provide families with information about how dogs can help children with autism, reports the Coventry Telegraph.

The charity is set to hold a number of workshops for people in Kelinworth who are interested in learning more about this issue.

Katie Bristow-Wade, course leader, told the news provider: "We take families through every step of the process, from choosing the right dog for your family through to the early days of introducing your family to a dog."

Workshops will be taking place in Kelinworth on October 6th, November 3rd and December 15th.

PAWS will also be hosting a number of other workshops across different areas of the UK, information for which can be found through its website,

Attendees will benefit from practical demonstrations, discussions, course handouts and hands on learning.