Funding for this research was provided by:
Fondation Adrienne et Pierre Sommer
Accepted: 13 September 2021
First Online: 30 September 2021
: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare that are relevant to the content of this article.
: Both these studies were observational, non-invasive, and did not involve pharmacological interventions for either the children with ASD or the service dogs. Both were performed in line with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and both study protocols received approval by the University of Montreal’s Research Ethics committee in Education and Psychology (Study 1: CERAS-2018–19-11-D; Study 2: CEREP-19–130-P).
: Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. All parents provided written consent to allow their child with ASD to participate in this study. All children with ASD also provided their verbal and written approval for their participation.