I read the story of the autistic child who is scared of dogs. I work with these special children and have helped many overcome their fears and taught these children and their parents how to cope when out and about. Unfortunately there are not many of us who specialise in this subject although it is widespread in autistic and non autistic children. I can give advice free of charge to this Mum. To see a child who once was fearful and now can cope is a wonderful thing to be part of. My website is http://www.dogassistedtherapy.moonfruit.com.