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Jun 16, 2015 4:53 PM

WATCH: 'What Asperger's is like' video shows calming power of service dog


A woman has posted a pretty powerful YouTube video showing herself having what she calls an Asperger's "episode," in the hopes of raising awareness about the syndrome.

The video has been viewed more than a million times.

It shows Danielle Jacobs crying and hitting her chest and head. Her service dog Samson uses his paws to swat her hands, eventually calming her down and burying his face in her lap.

In the post Jacobs writes "Please no negative comments this really happened and it's not easy to open myself and share what it's like on a daily basis."

The group Austism Speaks describes Asperger's as a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors.

Hundreds of encouraging comments have been posted on the story.


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