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Caroline Preston and Ruth Gregory

Caroline Preston is the managing director at Therapy Animals, and Ruth Gregory is the owner of therapy dog Ryder. Ruth is a 21-year-old young woman diagnosed with autism currently living in Plymouth, Devon, in the UK. Ryder is a Labrador/Springer first-generation hybrid who was bred and specialist-trained for Ruth by Andrew Preston, co-owner of Therapy Animals Ltd and founder of Steady Paws in the UK.

The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital

The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistance-dog-can-help-autistic-in-hospital

Characteristically, a person diagnosed with autism has fixed routines in their everyday life. Any change to this routine can be very distressing, which can mean staying over in a hospital will result in panic attacks or even meltdowns. The strange environment on top of an illness can be extremely difficult for the autistic brain to […]

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