Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 336–339 | Cite as

Additional Evidence is Needed to Recommend Acquiring a Dog to Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Crossman and Kazdin



Autism Spectrum Disorder Propensity Score Match Scientific Progress Prospective Case Control Study Trait Anxiety Score 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannah F. Wright
    • 1
  • Sophie Hall
    • 1
  • Daniel S. Mills
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life Sciences, Joseph Banks LaboratoriesUniversity of LincolnLincolnUK

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