April is National Autism Awareness Month. It’s also the month we celebrate National Pet Day, National Kids and Pets Day and National Library Week. Over the course of just one month, we shine a light on kids, pets, the challenges of autism, and reading. This gives me the happy opportunity to highlight several remarkable programs that all share a common denominator: the special relationship between kids and pets.
Those of us who have animals in our lives know that they are capable of teaching us many things. Without saying a single word, they nevertheless manage to speak volumes to us, often in the simplest of ways, and sometimes just by being. Such a thing happened to me one day while on an early morning bike ride.