The coronavirus pandemic has halted regular life for many, and the change in routine has been a particular struggle for people with autism. 20-year-old Kaitlin Flaherty is making it through with help from her service dog, Chester. Because Flaherty is non-verbal, Chester offers her opportunities of independence and safety. “The dog has brought normalcy to our lives,” said Nancy Flaherty,…
People with autism face unique challenges through the coronavirus pandemic. Erica Byfield reports.