Service are dogs trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for a person who has difficulty walking, picking up items for a person who uses a wheelchair, preventing a child with autism from wandering away, or alerting a person who has hearing loss when someone is approaching from behind. Knowing the definition of a service animal, how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals, and your rights when using a service animal are very important. This page is designed to provide you with resources about service animals.
- ADA and Service Animals: Frequently Asked Questions
Detailed FAQ list about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals
- ADA and Service Animals in Places of Business
FAQ list about businesses and compliance with the ADA in regards to service animals
- Anything Pawsable
News and resource for service and working dogs
- Article: Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs
Explains about service dogs including wheelchair assistance dogs
- Assistance Dogs International
Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas and conduct business regarding educating the public about assistance dogs, advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs, and the setting of standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs.
- Brace and Mobility Support Dogs: Everything You Need To Know
Article about brace and mobility support dogs
- Canine Assistants
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.
- Canine Companions for IndependenceCanine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
- How to Create a disaster plan for service and working dogs
Article about having a disaster plan for service dogs
- Federal Laws –Service Dogs
Laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities who have service animals
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