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What do you think? Do animals help children with autism? Why do animals tend to be a fascinating topic for me when it comes to the subject of autism? To me, it's because there are times where I can relate to them.

  • Quiet
  • Curious
  • Mysterious
  • Pretty to look at
  • Fearless
  • Calm
  • Relaxed

Some examples of a cat, and I do tend to like cats. Dogs too, but cats can be a bit more quieter at times. Many of these animals can relate in some way, even if it's a bear. I don't encourage others to have bears for pets, but thinking out loud, if I were to be sitting by a river stream and a bear comes up close to me, I would remain calm, look at the bear for a moment, and keep watching the stream. Not causing any harm, no cubs in the area, not catching any fish, just sitting there. Not a bear expert by any means, but that's what I think I would do. The way I kind of see animals is that it is neat to talk like them too. Talking to them without making a single sound; So relaxed body movements, eye contacts, blank facial expressions, and staying quiet to me is what draws animals in; Like if I were to be with pets or being at a zoo or a farm where the cows come up to me.

Communicating with animals. Think I remember a scientist that studied cattle and knew how to calm them down. Same basic principle, we can relate in areas that involve the animals. I've always loved animals; Think a lot of the times I would feel more connected to animals than people. I know it sounds strange, but I do like to have my animal fix at times.

My suggestion in the topic of animals with the subject of autism is feel free to try out any kind of animal therapy. Whether it be a cat, a dog, a bird, or even fish. Feel free to go to the local zoo or aquarium and see all of the creatures; May find one creature that can be an instant attraction towards. Animals can do wonders to humans, just have to give it a try.


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