For Bundaberg teenager Summer Farrelly, the simple act of walking into a shop to buy milk can be overwhelming and exhausting.
- Certified assistance animals help people living with a variety of physical or mental disabilities and symptoms
- For people living with autism, the dogs can help to reduce anxiety, alert owners to triggering situations and assist in improving communication skills
- Dogs can also help younger people with self-care — right down to putting them to bed
The 13-year-old lives with autism and can feel overwhelmed when she is out of her comfort zone — but her new four-legged friend is changing her life.
Onyx, a two-year-old black labrador, helps Summer stay calm and grounded when she is struggling.
“Onyx, to start…