What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder involves setting up activities with horses that require individuals to apply certain specific skills, such as reading non-verbal cues, practicing assertiveness, problem-solving, and flexibility, to name a few. Horses and clients on the Spectrum often exhibit special connections, enabling clients to, learn to tolerate giving and receiving touch, and more!

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No horse experience necessary.

In Autistic Disorders there are significant abnormalities in the areas of social interaction, language, and play.

Symptoms include:

  • Qualitative impairment in social interaction
  • Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities
  • The disturbance causes clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning
  • Organizational difficulties
  • Distractibility
  • Sequencing problems
  • Inability to generalize