Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A friend like Henry
By: Nuala Gardner
Location: NF 920
The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world.
"truly affecting...terribly touching" Evening Standard
When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son Dale, they weren't choosing an ordinary pet. Dales autism was so severe that his behaviour could veer from silence to shrieking banshee in just seconds. Jamie and Nuala spent most of their waking hours trying to break into his autistic world.
But the Gardner's' lives were transformed when they welcomed Henry, a gorgeous Golden retriever puppy into the family. With patient work, the bond between dale and his dog helped them produce the breakthrough in their son they had long sought.