Pets May Benefit Children With Autism

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By Deborah Mitchell for

If you have a child with autism and you’re wondering what to get as his or her 6th birthday gift, a pet may be the answer. A pet could be the birthday gift that keeps on giving in important ways for many years, according to a new study.

Pets can help build social skills

One of the hallmark signs of autism spectrum disorder is social impairment, in which children have great difficulty relating to other people.

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