Autism groups partner to give full-time service dog to children with autism

"He's really a dog that can anticipate what kids need."


Two autism groups have partnered to raise money to bring in Cooper, a service dog, to work full time with children with autism at a development center in Kansas City, Mo.

The staff says Cooper helps the kids calm down, improves their attitudes and helps improve their self-esteem. The development center and a charity, Paws 4 Autism, want to raise $40,000 to cover Cooper's lifetime expenses so that he can dedicate his life to helping children with autism like he was trained to do.

Watch the video above to see how much of a difference Cooper makes in the lives of children with autism.