The Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education

Advancing the Science Behind Human-Animal Interaction

The Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education (OHAIRE) is a research group led by Dr. Maggie O'Haire at Purdue University. It includes national and international collaborators, students, and community members working together to conduct rigorous, scientific research on the unique and pervasive effects of interacting with animals. We study many areas of Human-Animal Interaction, including companion animals, service dogs, service animals for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), animal-assisted intervention such as for autism, and animal welfare.
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Purdue CARES - Canines for Autism Research Study

We are inviting families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged 4-17 years old who are affiliated with Canine Companions for Independence - either with a skilled companion OR on the waitlist for a skilled companion to participate in a national research study conducted by Purdue University.

Make a difference! Help us better understand the effects of skilled companions for children with ASD and their family members.

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