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  1. Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Falldorf

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with...

  2. Scam 'Service Dog' Industry Thrives On Lack Of Federal Regulations

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    | Contributor(s):: Robin Young, Serena McMahon

  3. Dogs Helping Heroes

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    Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can...

  4. Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan

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    | Contributor(s):: Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, Jemmie Tejada

    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are: “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” ( ADA, 2015). On the other hand, emotional support animals are: “dogs that provide comfort and support in...

  5. Freedom Paws Service Dogs Foundation

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    We are dedicated to providing Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a trained service dog to assist in mitigating life’s daily challenges.

  6. Assessment of university policies for service animals and emotional support animals

    | Contributor(s):: Lanning, B. A., Patterson, M. S., Henry, S., Graves-Boswell, C. T., Summerall, B., Millan, C.

  7. "Expectations versus experiences of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) service dogs: An inductive conventional content analysis": Correction to Nieforth et al. (2022)

  8. Atlas Assistance Dogs

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    Atlas fundamentally expands access to assistance dogs. We support people with disabilities to train and certify their own service dog using positive, ethical training methods. At Atlas, we believe anyone who would benefit from a qualified assistance dog should be able to have one.

  9. The Avon Centre

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    The Avon Riding Centre was founded by Stella Saywell, one of the first physiotherapists that were involved in therapeutic riding even before the formation of the Riding for the Disabled Association in 1969. 

  10. Canines for Disabled Kids

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Jerrett, Margarita Mnatsakanyan, Colleen Reynolds, Yin Wang

    Canines for Disabled Kids have been working on behalf of children and their families to educate communities and promote service dog partnerships for almost twenty years. Their advocacy with local legislatures, business owners, and community leaders highlighted the difficulties encountered when...

  11. Interactions between the Public and Assistance Dog Handlers and Trainers

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    | Contributor(s):: McManus, B., Good, G., Yeung, P.

    This research aimed to explore the experiences of handlers and trainers of disability assistance dogs in terms of the types of interactions they had with members of the Aotearoa NZ (NZ) public and how these interactions were perceived, interpreted, and managed. A qualitative method, guided by...

  12. Brief Report: Above and Beyond Safety: Psychosocial and Biobehavioral Impact of Autism-Assistance Dogs on Autistic Children and their Families

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    | Contributor(s):: Tseng, A.

    Autism-Assistance Dogs (AADs) are highly-skilled service animals trained primarily to ensure the safety of an autistic child by preventing elopement and mitigating 'meltdowns'. Although anecdotal accounts and case-studies have indicated that AADs confer benefits above and beyond...

  13. Health, Wellness, and Ecological Impacts of Horse Therapy for Special Needs Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Sulkowski

    The benefits of horse therapy for special needs children have been documented for centuries, but direct experience and perspective from special needs children and their families involved in horse therapy are missing from the literature. The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding on...

  14. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...

  15. Faculty and Student Perceptions of the Presence of Emotional Support Animals on a College Campus

    | Contributor(s):: Goodman-Wilson, Miranda, Highfill, Lauren

  16. Emotional support animals: A framework for clinical decision-making

    | Contributor(s):: Ferrell, Jillian, Crowley, Susan L.

  17. For Your Enrichment: Assistance Animals in the Library: How One Academic Library Developed Best Practices

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca M. Marrall

    Effectively addressing concerns about assistance animals in any library setting is often problematic due to a lack of awareness about assistance animals in general, which then leads to uncertainty on how to proceed in these situations. Library personnel, regardless of library type, are often...

  18. Visual Exploration and Observation of Real-Life Interactions Between Children with ASD and Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Dollion, N., Toutain, M., François, N., Champagne, N., Plusquellec, P., Grandgeorge, M.

  19. HOPE is a 4-Legged Word: How Service Dogs Can Help Veterans Suffering from Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Holly Katherine Robinson

    As the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase among our veterans returning from the War on Terror, the need for alternative treatment options is becoming more critical. One such alternative is the use of psychiatric service dogs specially trained to assist those...

  20. Pawsitive Teams

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    Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with...