Pawsitivity Service Dogs


Chart from the Allen study cited on this page, which shows one of the cost savings of having a Service Dog.

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The above is for your information only and your results may vary. Note that we are comparing the Allen study (which measured decreases in paid care costs for one population who got Service Dogs) with another study (that measured medical costs for a child with autism), so these numbers are only suggestive and they are far from perfect. We hope, though, that this page will give you a starting point for your own comparisons on how helpful an Autism Service Dog could be in your particular life with your individual circumstances.

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