For those wondering what disabilities qualify for individual assistance animals, it can be hard to determine which kind would offer the best in terms of service and companionship. Service animals and emotional support animals can get confusing from time to time. Here is a basic outline of what the similarities and differences are between service […]
Can I Take A Service Dog Into Work?
In 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law to protect the rights of disabled individuals from facing discrimination. Before The Americans With Disabilities Act, Employers could refuse to hire an individual just because they had a disability. This ability to discriminate based on an individuals disability meant that regardless of an individuals […]
Can I take my service dog into the movie theater?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service dogs must be allowed to accompany their handlers anywhere the general public is allowed to go, including movie theaters. According to the ADA “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” Service dogs perform specific […]
Can I Bring an Emotional Support Animal to School?
Emotional support animals are allowed on college campuses, but the rules vary from school to school. Emotional support animals provide therapeutic benefits to individuals diagnosed with psychological disorders including anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, depression, eating disorders, and insomnia to name a few. The mental health community has found that animals can offer unconditional […]
Can an Animal Relieve Stress?
If you are a pet parent, you don’t need a scientific study to tell you that having a furry companion in your life just makes you feel better. Animals are there after you’ve had a bad day at work and only want to offer unconditional love and support – no judgment, no criticisms. However, if […]
Service Dogs for PTSD
According to the American Disabilities Act, or ADA for short, service animals must be trained to work or perform tasks for a disabled person to qualify as a service animal. PTSD dogs are a type of service dog that specializes in handling a person with any significant trauma. These dogs have rights to all public […]