Jan 25, 2020, Marco Island, FL, Coastal Breeze: What is a “Service Dog?” https://www.coastalbreezenews.com/articles/what-is-a-service-dog/ …Autism Support Dogs For kids on the autism spectrum, these dogs provide a sense of predictability as the children navigate social settings. The dogs can be a big help for kids who have trouble connecting with classmates. The dog acts as an icebreaker in social situations. They improve the child’s quality of life by reducing isolation and comforting the child in stressful times. These dogs are also trained to keep children from running away and can track children if they do runoff.