Dolphin therapy has been introduced in China to children with autism. Over 100 children have had contact with dolphins. Parents of the children see improvement in their child’s speech and motor skills. One parent says, “We have been using the dolphin therapy for almost a year. Although my child's progress is slow, there is an obvious improvement. We have seen a real difference since she has come here to listen to the dolphins squeaking. Since she started the treatment, she can focus her attention longer and is not as quiet as before.” It has been only four years since China recognized autism as a disability.