The Animals of Autism Light
These 22 animals were included to show how diverse animals can sometimes fill a role in autism therapy depending on the bonding of the individual child with the individual animal.
Billy: A cat from Scotland owned by Fraser Booth, a young boy with autism.
Clover: A cat, owned by autism father J. Manerling, who made a difference for a boy with autism.
Tara: A cat, owned by the Roger and Erica Triantafilo family. In May 2014 she amazingly saved a boy with autsm named Jeremy from an attack by a dog.
Thula: A cat from Market Horborough, England, who serves as an autism therapy companion to a girl wth autism named Iris Grace Halmshaw.
JJ's Chickens: Chickens in DeBary, Florida that are therapy for a boy with autism named JJ Hart.
Autumn: A Golden Retriever owned by Jason and Melissa Moser of Wisconsin. He helped find a missing boy with autism named Scotty in July, 2012.
Benji: A Labrador owned by the McInnes-Pirie family in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a shining light in the life of a seven year old boy with autism named Declan.
Caddie: A Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever mix owned by the Sayer family in Cornwall, United Kingdom. This hero dog is a shining light to a 13 year old boy named Joel Sayer.
Elf: A Black Lab owned by the Butler Madoff family of Minnesota. He is a trained therapy dog.
Fonzie: A dog owned by the Mills family who had a positive effect on a boy with autism in Wisconsin named Ryan Mills.
Golden Retriever Puppies of LionPaws: Puppies being trained as service dogs in Georgia at The Lion School with students with autism.
Goldie: A Bensajs Mixed rescue dog from Oklahoma who is owned by Joy Lauffenburger. Joy has autism and Goldie has made a difference in her life.
Henry: A Golden Retriever owned by Jim and Nualah Gardner of England. He was a difference maker for their son Dale. Nualah Gardner wrote a book called A Friend Like Henry.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dogs: Alaskan dogs whose races helped raise money for a boy with autism named Logan Erickson to get an autism therapy dog.
Karma: A Pitbull who is a special friend to a young girl named Lacy.
Roxy: A Pitbull from Los Angeles, California who has helped a young man named Joey, who has Asperger's.
Ruby: A Golden Retriever owned by Bruce and Caroline Tingum of California. He is the companion to their son Garrett Tingum.
Sampson: A Rottweiler owned by Danielle Jacobs of Tempe, Arizona. He has been trained to help Danielle, who has autism, when she has meltdowns.
Sophie: A Golden Retriever and therapy dog owned by Roni Perlzweig of New York.
Teddy: A Golden Doodle and autism therapy dog for Sam Morris of Jackson County, Michigan.
Xena: A Pitbull dog who serves as an autism therapy dog for Jonny Hickey of Johns Creek, Georgia.
Autism Awareness: A race horse from California who lived from 2005-2013.
Spike: A ghecko from the United Kingdom owned by Callum Lake.