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Elephant Therapy Provides Comfort to Thai People With Autism

November 11, 2014

You’ve heard of therapy dogs and therapy horses. How about therapy elephants?

In Thailand, where elephants are commonplace, the Thai Elephant-Assisted Therapy Project has been providing a space for those with autism to bond with these gentle giants and feel more at ease in their community. 

“With elephant therapy I can see he has more courage now. He’s usually a shy and hesitant kind of person… this program helps him feel more normal, more like everybody else,” one parent told CNN about her son. 

Would you try elephant therapy?