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A Friend Like Henry is the inspiring account of a family's struggle to break into their son's autistic world—and how a beautiful retriever dog made the real difference.

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Dale Gardner was still a baby when his parents realized that something wasn't right. Worried, his mother Nuala took him to see several doctors before finally hearing the word autism for the first time. Dale's autism was severe and violent, and family life was a daily battleground.

But the Gardners' lives were transformed when they welcomed a gorgeous golden retriever into the family. The special bond between Dale and his dog, Henry, helped them to produce the breakthrough in Dale they had long sought. This is a heartrending and fascinating account of how one devoted and talented dog helped a little boy conquer his autism.


A Friend Like Henry

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

Author Nuala Gardner

Narrated by Susan Duerden

Publication date Nov 11, 2014

Running time 8 hrs

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