Assistance Dog for Autistic Child

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Noel speaks to CATHY MURRAY from Irish Guide Dogs.

She talks about her assistance dog, Zeta who helped her autistic son. She discusses why it was recommended for her son, the process and waiting period to get an assistance dog and how Zeta has helped her son.

She also talks about the process in which assistance dogs are trained by puppy walkers, how Irish Guide Dogs match each dog for each child and the training that she did with Zeta.

She briefly mentions the fundraiser walks in the Phoenix Park and Cabinteely

Duration: 12'37" DATE: June 6, 2014
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Cathy Murray
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:irish guide dogs, autism, assistance dog, puppy walkers
LocationDublin Time Period:2014
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20140606_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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