I am new here but I had a question. How is your autistic child with animals
I don't have any autistic children or special needs children but a lot of people I know do. So I have started a little program with them that helps me, the children, and a bunch of homeless animals.
I run a small rescue called the animal house. It is literally ran out of my house. I only take in about 5 dogs at a time and most are fosters from other large rescues. Recently, since I babysit on weekends too I have been trying to incorperate the kids and the animals. I get a lot of kids with Autism and ADHD (I have ADHD too) and they get really calm when they are petting a dog or cat or being walked around on the horse. Now I have about 6 kids that come over on the weekends. Some with disabilities, some without. I have only had to turn away about 3 kids. All had autism and all had pretty violent outbursts towards other kids,my girls and the animals. I would like for them to come back and make friends but I would like some pointers on how to control them and stop them from hurting another child or animal. Usually when a child has autism and goes through a "rage" I take them away from the situation and hold them like most parents have told me but these 3 would hurt me when I tried.
All true help would be acceptable but bashers are not welcome. Thanks
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