An in-class Canine Companion for an Autistic Child
For the first time in Marion County history, a service dog will accompany an Autistic child to class everyday.
For six-year-old Sean Stein, the opportunity has made meeting unique obstacles less of a challenge while attending Marion Oaks Elementary in Ocala.
TV20 followed Sean and his one-year-old poodle, Bruster, as they attended kinder-garden class Wednesday morning. An assembly welcomed Bruster to the school.
Bruster was trained for four months at the Highland Canine Training Center in North Carolina.
The Stein family has set up a non-profit organization to help families and children affected by Autism.
For more information visit www.autism4parents.org.
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