How Billy the stray cat brought 4-year-old autistic boy out of his shell

I just loved this story and was reminded about the golden retriever in “a Friend like Henry” who had a similar dramatic effect on an autistic boy.

I have 2 golden retrievers who are great therapy dogs if you want to try out the idea.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160079/How-love-Billy-stray-cat-finally-brought-year-old-autistic-boy-shell.html#

My theory is that an animal is grounded and totally accepting; never judgemental. I should appreciate your views.

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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1 Response to How Billy the stray cat brought 4-year-old autistic boy out of his shell

  1. Steve Emecz says:

    Hi Olive – R.E.A.D. work on the same principle and there is a new book about their lead dog in the UK – Danny – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Danny-Goes-To-London-R-E-A-D/dp/1780920792

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