An ASD Special Animal Bond

Many if not all Aspies and some ASD folks, can, and do, have a natural special connection with animals whether they ever realize or foster it or not. It’s in our DNA.  I’m in no way saying you have to foster it, or should. Or even that you particularly have to like any specific kind of animal. Although many of us do.  I’m just stating the facts. When an ASD and a dog for example; make a lasting connection. It trully is the most beneficial for both the animal in this case a dog, and, his master, or PSD or MCS friend.  To emphazise this, and show, other points too. I VERY highly encourage you too watch right now on utube “Nathan and Sylvia (A Story of An Autism service dog and her boy)” It will be an AWESOME 8 mins.  For now, ENOUGH said! 

About the resource-  The u tube video was introduced to me over a yr ago via one of the aspie Facebook communities I’m part of. One that has more support team members in it then actual Aspies, at that time. I believe, it had very recently been just put on utube. 


  1. Jonas June 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    By the way, I almost forgot to introduce myself. I am Jonas, and I was DX as ASD back in the day when it was just plain old autism for kids. Now, I am an adult, age 48, working in Information Technology for one of the largest real estate companies in the world (not saying for privacy reasons).

    I just wanted to say that I was really touched by the reference to animals and I almost forgot that I used to own a dog when I was much younger. It did help me overcome my loneliness and made me realize my humanness.

    I would also like to say, Thank you for posting this! You have done us autistics a great service 🙂

  2. Jonas June 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I had a special bond to my Japanese Spitz, Duke ( a sub-breed of the Russian Samoyed) when I was young and a teenager and we used to go out on walks together on the streets when I used to live in the Philippines. I was very sad when I left him when I came here to the USA 28 years ago. He passed away without me and I felt very sad.

    To this day, I have not had another one. Someday, maybe. Perhaps, now that I have found out that I am on the spectrum, I understand the connection to an animal very well.

    • sensorysolutions1com June 7, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Hi Jonas! Thanks for the great feedback, kind words, and saying hi! Your first comment especially leads into my 2nd follow up post on owning a dog as a pet post very nicely. On it’s likelihood of having one, and why it’s not common among adult single Aspies especially. So, thank you. You’ll see that as soon as I post it this weekend.

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