Though people with autism feel love like other people do, they often express it differently. For that reason, people with autism often have difficulty connecting with family members or making friends. Some parents feel detached or pushed away because their children are uncomfortable with physical contact.
However, people with autism also tend to have an affinity for animals. Studies have found that interacting with animals helps improve social skills and eases anxiety in people on the spectrum.
And that’s where this sweet story begins.
Thanks to a rescued pit bull named Roxy, one boy with mild autism learned to express affection to his mom. After meeting at an adoption center, Roxy and the boy formed an immediate bond that taught the boy to embrace the touch and love of others.
The video not only shows what a touching relationship the two have developed, but also what it meant to the boy’s mother.
So moving! Check it out!
Pitbulls get a really bad rep. Children with autism get a really bad rep. And you put these two things together, and you see how amazing they can be together.
The Autism Site is a place where people can come together to support people who are affected by autism spectrum disorder. In addition to sharing inspiring stories, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the red button to provide therapy for children and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Visit The Autism Site and click today - it's free!