Tag Archives: service animals

Dogs, and Other Animals, at Your Service

Last month, the US Supreme Court sided with the family of Ehlena Fry, stating that the family did not have to go through exhaustive administrative appeals when Ehlena’s school denied her request to bring her service dog, Wonder, into the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 7 – Friday, September 11

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Policy: Adult, autistic and ignored (The New York Times) Roughly 500,000 children with autism will become adults over the next 10 years, and as they reach the age of 21, they will find … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Housing: Housing to mix adults with autism, typically-developing residents (Disability Scoop) In what may be the first project of its kind in the nation, local developers in Pittsburg, PA are building an apartment … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Releases New Publication on FAQs about Service Animals and the ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice receives many questions on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. Many people with disabilities use a service animal to participate in everyday life. Service animals (i.e., most notably dogs) can … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8

Education: Numerical learning disability: Dyscalculia linked to difficulties in reading and spelling (Science Daily) Between three and six percent of schoolchildren have an arithmetic-related learning disability, known as dyscalculia. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, now show that these … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2

Human Interest: Soldier who lost leg in Afghanistan vowed ‘I will return.’ This is what it took to get back. (The Washington Post) Following a leg injury sustained by a roadside bomb that resulted in amputation, a US Army soldier … Continue reading

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Dogs and People with Disabilities: Service and Pet Survey!

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, is gathering information to learn more about the role of dogs in the lives of people with disabilities. The questionnaire is designed for people with disabilities (other than visual … Continue reading

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1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland the 1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk will take place. America’s VetDogs serves the needs and disabled veterans and active duty … Continue reading

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ADA 20: Quick Resource Recommendation

This time from Tamie Pyle, our Senior Information Specialist: “Since there are many more dogs being used for a wide variety of disabilities than ever before, not just seeing-eye or guide dogs wearing a vest anymore, but hearing dogs, assistance … Continue reading

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