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If I understand the latest federal laws on this correctly, what any of us think makes no difference. A service animal ,weather it be for the blind, or for emotional support, physical support as an aid for the persons balence, etc,, is still a service animal. It is not up to us to decide or judge what the disabled individual needs. That is between the disabled person and his or her DR. mobility Specialist or other heath care provider. If a School won't allow the animal, and the disabled individual files a complaint,The school will be informed that if it does not comply with the federal law, then the school will lose it's federal funding. It will be shut down untill it complys with the Federal law. The disabled person also has the right to file a law suit against the school and they will win, because the law is the law. Not just the ADA, but section 504 of the rehabilitation Act. I believe covers this . The new ADDA is being inforced by the Federal agency's charged with that inforcement. If your School system is out of compliance with these laws, it is only a matter of time before a complaint is filed. It will cost the people of that district dearly if it goes to court. Tell your school district to get with it ,or get a job else where. before these mistaken school officials lose all the funding for your school and it is forced to close. Stop judging, stop criticizing . Do what you know is right. Do what ever you can to make sure people with disabilities have equil access. Call your school and ask them to comply. If they don't. Call the federal Dept. of ed, and turn them in your self if need be. Don't tolerate even the slightest hint of discrimination against anyone with a disability. No matter what that disability is. If you do, perhaps YOU have a serious personality disorder/disability yourself ? How can we help?
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