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Nuala Gardner | The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World

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At 3pm EST on Child Health Day, author Nuala Gardner tells listeners about her inspiring book, 'A Friend Like Henry.' In her book, Nuala reveals the remarkable true story of her son, Dale, and the dog named Henry that allowed Dale to emerge from autism. When Nuala and her husband chose a puppy for their son, Dale, they weren't an ordinary family choosing an ordinary pet. Dale's autism was so severe that the smallest deviation from his routine could provoke a terrifying tantrum. Family life was almost destroyed by his condition, and his parents spent most of their waking hours trying to break into their son's autistic world and give him the help he so desperately needed. After years of constant effort and slow progress, the Gardners' lives were transformed when they welcomed a new member into the family: Henry, a gorgeous golden retriever puppy. This Child Health Day, discover how the bond between Dale and his dog changed a young boy's life forever.