Autism hug

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jan 14 05:16:09 UTC 2014

I have an unneutered dog that has a lot of energy. When I mentioned to someone that I sometimes give him a big hug to calm him down, the response was "an autism hug?"

It could have been autistic hug but neither show up on Google. says that people with fragile X syndrome who dislike hugs often have autism, though not necessarily. talks about a hugging machine for autistics based on a squeeze chute for cattle that calms cows down.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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