Mother is touched by service dog's effect on her son

Shanna Niehaus experienced a moment with her son, Kainoa, that brought her to tears and she decided to share it on Facebook:

Autism service dogs are specially trained to help make life easier for people who suffer from this condition that impedes the processing and perception of information. Because animals react more directly than humans, autism sufferers often find it easier to interact with them. These service dogs help people with autism by calming them when they are overstimulated, offering them safety and security in crowded situations and by warning parents when their autistic child is wandering off.

It's no wonder that this was such an emotional moment for Shanna considering what she has been through. And with their new four-legged helper, chances are she'll be enjoying more of these moments with Kainoa in the years to come.

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