Article by Justin Smallbridge published on TheRecord.com on Dec. 29, 2014
"Pepe, a chocolate Labrador retriever, pays very close attention when her 13-year-old owner Maya doles out dog goodies.
Treat time is one of the few common dog-owner interactions between Maya and her autism-support dog in what is an uncommon relationship. That bond has not only dramatically improved the girl's life, but has enhanced the outlook for her entire family.
Maya's mother, Nicole Kaler, explained that Maya is severely affected by autism.(...)"