GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) - Paws with a Cause is making a huge impact in families not only in West Michigan, but all over the country. Autism service dogs have been changing the lives of children everywhere. Not only do they help children with social interactions and relationships, but assistance dogs can also expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, increase interest in different activities. These dogs can reduce the level of stress and increase the activity of children with autism.
Rachael traveled to Kmart to check out what they're doing to help with the cause. Every assistance dog comes with a few days of training. Basic commands and adjusting to a public environment is the part of training that Kmart helps with. Kmart keeps their store a safe atmosphere for this training to go smoothly.
To learn more about Paws with a Cause check out www.pawswithacause.org .
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