Service Dog Calms Woman with Asperger Syndrome
Daniel Jacobs recorded herself having an Asperger’s melt down and uploaded it on Youtube. Service dogs can help calm destructive behavior and ward off impending panic attacks. These types of disabilities are hidden from view and it shows that dogs really do have a sixth sense and have the power to heal. Next time you see someone with a service dog, don’t judge them for not having a visible disability. They may be suffering from a condition that the human eye cannot detect.
Danielle is quoted at the end of the video by saying. “This is what having Asperger’s is like. Please no negative comments this really happened and it’s not easy to open myself and share what it’s like on a daily basis. This is what’s considered a meltdown….”
Asperger’s is a condition that cannot be seen and is not an obvious disability. People complaining about “fake service dogs” do not really know if the service dog is fake or real. They just assume the dogs are not service animals because they don’t see anything wrong with the handler. Asperger’s is real, panic attacks are real, PTSD is real. Please remember this next time you feel the urge to judge someone with a service animal or emotional support animal.
Danielle’s caption continues and says, “Yes Samson is alerting. I trained him to alert to depressive episodes and self harm not both but he alerted. It appears the response is late but it’s actually supposed to be as I’m coming out of the meltdown as I tend to have a panic attack after.”
Good job Sampson! Danielle is lucky to have you as her service animal.