Resources on Service Animals for Students with Special Needs PDF Print E-mail
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By federal law in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog (or miniature horse, not a pony) is allowed access to any environment where a child with a disabled cis allowed access, such as schools, school buses, parks, doctor’s offices, restaurants, beaches, movie theaters, etc. And while the dog may go out on occasion without the child, the child does not go anywhere without his or her service dog. Time together solidifies the relationship, keeps skills sharp, and helps the child grow in life skills—time together is not only permissible, but necessary.

Source: Autism Service Dogs of America

What the Law Says

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Expert Advice

Read the keynote speech, “Understanding the Impact of Litigation on Your Programs and Services” by Melinda Jacobs, Esq., an attorney based out of Knoxville, Tenn., who specializes in special education law and author of Service Animals in the Schools: What Every District Needs to Know About the ADA Rules published by LRP.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:12