Autism and Emotional Support Animals

Publish Date: Sept. 24th, 2020; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.

How can An ESA Help in Autism_

Autism is a spectrum or development disorder that carries in a person by birth, that refers to the challenges such as lack of social interaction and communications, and accidental behaviour.  The people who undergo from autism have a drastic change in their behaviour since childhood stage(2-3 years). They suffer through a high-level disability in learning, thinking, and problem-solving skills. Nowadays, people with this disability have found to feel alone and depressed. 

Primary symptoms found in Autistic people:

Autistic people have a sudden change in their response and have different signs during their developing age. Here are some of the symptoms that have appeared during this disability:

  1. Autistic people found to feel alone and depressed.
  2. Lack of communication during their learning age.
  3. Lack of social interaction and have pretty limited contact with people.
  4. They feel different according to the ordinary individual and find it very hard to understand things. 
  5. They get anxious and irritated with strange situations and social events. 
  6. They keep rethinking things again and again. 
  7. Feel panic and stressed to the loud noises and sounds. 
  8. Seem to be very involved with people but doesn’t know how to talk, play, or relate to them. 

These are the symptoms that have come after in the people who are going through autism. 

How to deal with people who experience autism?

Well, most of the autistic people feel more depressed and, unlike others, they are more depressed and though avoid any crowded gathering. Sometimes they act to connect with the people around them but, at last, fail to do so.

 

Firstly, if you in touch with an autistic person, who suffers through autism disability, they must be accepted as per his inability and shall be treated like an ordinary person. Most probably, if an autism subject won’t feel comfortable to accompany a person, they shall feel better by keeping a pet. 

Importance of pets to autism martyr:

As owning a pet and interacting with animals can have many benefits. With the latest research, there are more chances to recover a person’s illness with the help of a pet. 

Whether the pet is a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, fish, or any other living animal can recover the loneliness of a disabled person. It’s always preferred to keep a pet to stay along physically or mentally distorted people as they help them in the following ways:

Increase social interaction:

Since autism martyr feels hesitant in making interaction with people but owning a pet can help them socialize with more people around you. Pets like to surround individuals and hence help you in making many new connections. 

Help in playing outdoor activities: 

As pets like to roam around and likes to play outside areas like parks and gardens. With the support of a pet, you can also get outside and do some physical activities as well. 

A new friend: 

After going through such a dilemma, keeping a pet can accompany you as a new friend that is always by your side in any worse situation. In any case, pets are ready to listen to your problems without even judging you back. 

Overwhelming fears:

There is no doubt that animals make a person more confident and, therefore, can help you defeat anxieties like crowded events, loud sounds, and improve communications. In such cases, they act as Emotional Support Animals.

Reduce stress:

A pet can also make you feel stress-free as they can make you perceive more comfortable and happy than before. If you are going through any problem like depression, family stress then, you can easily tackle it by spending more time with your beloved pets. 

Being autistic does not make you ill or a diseased patient. If you are suffering from this, it states that your brain works differently from other people.   

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do pets help kids with autism?

Yes, pets help your kids feel more reliable if he/she suffers through autism disorder. As pets are loving and caring living bodies, they expect as much as care and attention in return. Children often treat pets as playthings and love to spend time with them and can feel much better than earlier.   

Can pets sense autism in humans?

Well, no pet can sense autism in any human body. But can feel that emotional connection with humans and help them in any possible way. They act accordingly to the moods and aspects that you are going through. 

Do animals get autism?

According to research, animals can also be born with autism. They also face this disability since birth. The House mouse is one of the most popular species to be diagnosed with autism. These species also do not like to interact with people and also are socially unassertive.   

About Post Author

Darren M. Jorgensen has a fondness for all animals, though dogs especially, have a huge home in his heart. He enjoys quilting, making handcrafted soap and bodyworks and anything that produces practical products. Jorgensen lives with his own service dog who doubles as an Emotional Support Animal. He gets it.

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