autism

Owning a pet dog can help families of children with autism

A new study has highlighted the potential for pet dogs to reduce stress in parents of children with autism. A team of psychologists and animal behaviour experts at the University of Lincoln, UK, in conjunction with charities Dogs for the Disabled and the National Autistic Society, discovered a significant...

Pets and their therapeutic effects

A prestigious Veterinary journal has published a feature in which Professor Daniel Mills and Dr Sophie Hall discuss the therapeutic effects of companion animals. Professor Mills, from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, and Dr Hall, who will be joining the team on a project related to...

Can pet dogs help children with autism?

An animal behaviour expert is to speak at a special conference taking place to explore the potential benefits a pet dog can bring to families with a child with autism.  Professor Daniel Mills from the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln (UK), will be at the conference organised...