Ssig/Behavioral Distraction Dogs, trained to assist a child diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder such as Phelan-McDermid, Pratter-Willi, Angelman or others. These dogs are specially trained to meet each child and family’s specific needs, performing tasks such as disrupting certain behaviors. These dogs help the child find independence, confidence and the ability to perform activities of daily living. They are trained to help the child prioritize necessary information and assist the child in handling situations which are over stimulating and can become confusing. Most important, these dogs provide companionship and a calming presence that can reduce emotional outbursts and help children become more confident and independent. Public Access Certified and ADA protected Service Dogs.