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It’s a widely accepted fact that service dogs can provide a great deal of assistance for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities.
New Jersey Senator David Norcross has introduced a bill that would allow children with autism-related disorders to use medically-approved dogs in schools.
Children with autism can at times experience anxiety and other obstacles when it comes to socializing with their peers. Service dogs can produce a calming impact and help children adjust more naturally to their environment at school.
S. 1797 passed in the State Senate and now it goes to the State Assembly for final approval. Write to New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver asking her to give her final approval for S. 1797. Let’s take a step toward helping children with autism succeed in school.