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Nick Gilling from Yeadon near Leeds says it is easier to cope with his autism after his new pet dog Sally helped him to build his confidence.
The mum of a boy from Leeds who has autism says her son is coping better with his condition since they got a specially trained corgi to help. Tessa Gilling's son Nick has Asperger's syndrome and lacks confidence when interacting with other people. She says Sally the corgi has helped overcome that.
Teenager Nick Gilling says having his new corgi helps him to cope better with his autism. The 14 year old says the dog gives him more confidence when meeting new people.
Sally the corgi has helped encourage 14 year old Nick Gilling to wear his school uniform. The teenager, who has autism, says he now has more confidence thanks to the dog.
The family of a boy from Leeds with autism says a specially-trained corgi is helping their son cope better with the condition. Nick Gilling, 14, from Yeadon, finds interacting with other people difficult.
He says that going walking with his new 3½ year old corgi Sally helps him to start conversations with other people and gives him more confidence. The dog has also been dressed in a tie and jumper to encourage Nick to wear his school uniform and is now learning to play cards.
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Sally the corgi is helping 14 year old Nick Gilling cope with his autism. His mum says the dog is a huge boost to Nick's confidence.