A true and touching story, A Friend Like Henry is the story of an autistic boy and a dog that helps to unlock his world. Jamie and Nuala are the proud parents of Dale, who as he grows, develops symptoms of autism. The book tells of their struggles to find help for their son, to try to find ways to communicate with him and of their tireless efforts to teach their child to lead a normal, productive life. Seeing their son’s interest in a friends’ dog, they bring home Henry, a golden retriever, who becomes an instant companion and friend to Dale. Dale’s relationship with Henry eventually allows him to develop relationships, empathy and communication with people–the bond with his dog changes his life forever. The book presents an informative look at the effects of autism on a family and of the daily struggles involved in raising a child with this condition. A Friend Like Henry is a testament to the dedication of parental love and an an inspiring story about the powerful influence of the unconditional love of a dog.