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ISBN13: 9781402214066
ISBN10: 1402214065
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The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy ... This is a fascinating and inspiring real-life account.

- Woman & Home

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The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world

When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son, Dale, they weren't an ordinary family choosing an ordinary pet. Dale's autism was so severe that the smallest deviation from his routine could provoke a terrifying tantrum. Family life was almost destroyed by his condition, and his parents spent most of their waking hours trying to break into their son's autistic world and give him the help he so desperately needed. But after years of constant effort and slow progress, the Gardners' lives were transformed when they welcomed a new member into the family, Henry, a gorgeous golden retriever puppy. The bond between Dale and his dog would change their lives ...

This touching story is an emotional rollercoaster.

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Emotionally charged, this is a story that raises powerful issues in a deeply personal and insightful manner.

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A Friend Like Henry is a mother's heartwarming account of how her little boy conquered his autism with the help of a devoted family dog.

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Jeane, September 7, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
It's amazing what this dog did for the boy. Through the dog's example, they were able to teach Dale at first simple things- to be able to take a bath, or get his hair cut, for example, without throwing huge fits. Eventually the dog was also involved in helping Dale learn to communicate, use eye contact, understand and express empathy. When years later Dale's little sister showed signs of also being autistic, the dog's help was enlisted again- in a slightly different fashion. What an inspiring story.
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Gardner, Nuala
Personal Memoirs
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Psychopathology - Autism
Human-animal relationships
Pets -- Therapeutic use.
Biography - General
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Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » Autism
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