As part of our focus on World Autism Awareness Week we were thrilled that Chris Packham today reinforced his belief in the power of the human-dog bond; tweeting his support for our innovative work.

Judging by the huge number of responses, his views echo the feelings and opinions of many dog owners…

“SO true. I have two dogs that I adopted, and one of them is extremely therapeutic for my seven year who has sensory and behavioural issues. There’s never been a love like this”

“we just got our first dog, best thing we’ve done since kids. I wasn’t prepared for this much love & even though he’s only 6 months, he has helped me mentally and physically. Unconditional love without judgement”

Find out more about the different ways dogs help adults and children with autism and read first-hand accounts of how dogs have changed the lives.