About this website

I trained my cat as an autism assistance animal. This is what you need to know.

Key sections

Autism and cats

There is growing evidence that training a cat to support autistic individuals makes perfect sense.

Cat training

With patience and reward-based training, we can train cats as successfully as any dog.

Challenges

Lack of awareness, allergy concerns, zoonotic diseases, fear of cats, and discrimination.

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Autism assistance cat skills

If you know one autistic person, you know one autistic person. The skills described here are those which suit my cat Chloe and which I find most helpful.

Constructing a training plan

There is no reason why you cannot train a cat. In fact, it’s better for your cat if you do. Here’s what to consider beforehand.