DOJ Publishes FAQ on Service Animals
July 17, 2015
From the United States Department of Justice:
“Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Dogs can be 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.”
There is much confusion over the rules and regulations regarding service animals and just how service animals fit into the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
To that end the Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice has released a new publication entitled “Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA.” which will hopefully provide people with disabilities, service providers and the general public with answers and help to ease the integration of service animals (and those they assist) into the community.
To view and download “Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA” click on a link below