Stephanie Fitchburg, MA 8/10/2009 6:21:01 AM Beth, I hope that you read this: EVERY disabled human being, whether a child or an adult, should be allowed to have an assistance dog. Do you have any idea what it is like to have an autistic child? You live in constant fear that your child will disappear at a moments notice. I wish people like you could see how liberating it is to have the hope of going out into the public and know that your child is secure. Adults with the cognitive ability to understand can see that children are imprisoned by autism and this is one gift we can give to them and their families.