Animals and Autism

I have just listened to this fascinating item on today’s Woman’s Hour:

When Fraser met Billy the Cat

We talk to the mother whose autistic child found happiness and calm through his relationship with a rescue cat called Billy. Fraser’s tantrums and anxieties were overwhelming. His daily life was chaotic and normal daily events like mealtimes or bedtimes could trigger a meltdown. But with the cat by his side her son would immediately calm down. His mum Louise Booth tells Jenni how the presence of the cat has transformed all their lives.

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If you are interested and have the opportunity, you can find this on BBC Radio i-player.

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One of the many benefits of working at Boz’s Gaff is that I get the opportunity to listen to Woman’s Hour.

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