The Meaning of Companion Animals for Children and Adolescents with Autism: The Parents ´Perspective

Abstract

Background and objectives Research has shown that animals can provide social support to people both young and old. There are many stories and anecdotes that children with autism benefit from a relationship with companion... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

No conflicts of interest exist. The study has been approved by an Ethics Committee of an University. [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Kristina Byström (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Topic Area

Topics: Research

Session

V6A » Oral Posters: Comorbidities; mental health and wellbeing; access to healthcare I (09:00 - Saturday, 17th September, Moorfoot Room)