Many children on the autism spectrum do not feel connected to their bodies, but when they are in water that connection occurs, and it can be a very liberating experience if they can learn to swim. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children aged between one to four. And the danger of drowning is much higher for children with special needs, especially those with autism. 91% of wandering related deaths among autistic children are due to accidental drowning, so our Dolphin Dogs can really help save a life.
Our Dolphin Dogs can help children develop feelings of compassion and help them develop inter- personal skills. Children can experience improved self-control, awareness, attention and confidence. People can experience many benefits including better motor skills, an improved immune system, and quality of life. Our Dolphin Dogs help people experience less feelings of loneliness, stress and depression – and just help make people feel happy.