Some children with autism can’t stand to be hugged or touched. Can you imagine being a parent unable to embrace or have any physical contact with your child? For one 5-year-old boy named Kai and his family, this is their reality. Things changed when the little boy met Tornado, his very own service dog.
Like some children living with autism, Kai has sensory issues; he rejects physical contact. ‘They don’t look in people’s eyes, they won’t hug their parents, and they are hypersensitive to touch and sound,” Dr. Anis Contractor told Daily Mail.
Shanna Neihaus, Kai’s mother, couldn’t hold back her astonishment when Kai met tornado for the first time. “See this moment? I’ve never experienced a moment like this. Yesterday was the first day my 5-year-old autistic son met his new autism service dog, Tornado. We are Americans that live overseas in Japan and have prepared for nearly two years to meet Tornado,” Neihaus said, according to Love What Matters.
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