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Pet Dogs and Children with Autism

Prof Daniel Mills will be answering your questions in our live online Q&A, Thursday 30 April 2015, 12.30pm (GMT).

Daniel MillsProfessor Daniel Mills is a RCVS, European and ASAB recognised specialist in clinical animal behaviour, who has been developing and exploring new interventions for behaviour problems at Lincoln for over 20 years. He has a strong research interest in the comparative psychology underpinning behaviour and behavioural interventions, with a particular interest in what makes an individual different and how this arises from their interaction with the environment.

Professor Mills recently completed a long term study examining the effect of the family dog on both children with autism and their carers. The work was conducted with Dogs for the Disabled alongside their PAWS initiative http://paws.dogsforthedisabled.org/

Daniel will be exclusively presenting the results of this research at our upcoming My Family and Autism conference taking place in London on 21 May.

Your questions answered

If you have a question for Daniel join us live on Thursday 30 April. You can also email us in advance with your question: Anoushka Pattenden at events@researchautism.net

Joining the event

Simply visit this page again on Thursday 30 April 2015, 12.30-1.30pm GMT. You will see the Q&A taking place in the window below. You can choose to follow the conversation without interacting, or submit a question to Andrew using the comments box (which you will see below once the event is live).

Please note your question will not immediately appear in the conversation. We will monitor questions as they come in and publish as appropriate. There may not be time to answer them all but we will try our best.

We recommend that you can sign up for an email reminder below so that you don't miss out. Once the event is over you will be able to revisit the whole transcript on this page.

If you have any questions about the event please email Anoushka Pattenden via events@researchautism.net

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Live Blog Pet Dogs and Children with Autism
Live Blog Pet Dogs and Children with Autism
Live Blog Pet Dogs and Children with Autism
Live Blog Pet Dogs and Children with Autism

Please note: the views expressed by Prof Daniel Mills are personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of Research Autism.