This is Calvin, a three year old Newfoundland autism service dog placed with a teenage boy named Morgan. Calvin is trained to interrupt Morgan’s pacing, helps keep him from eloping (wandering away from a caregiver), and can provide deep pressure therapy when Morgan is overstimulated. This allows Morgan and his family the ability to handle chaotic situations easier. The presence of Calvin has significantly reduced extreme meltdowns that previously resulted in frequent hospitalizations, and also aids in Morgan’s ability to sleep through the night. He was placed by The Service Dog Connection in August 2022.