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Service Animal Needs (1B)

A service animal is any guide dog, signal dog, miniature horse, or other animal trained to provide assistance to a student with a disability.
A service animal is an animal that performs tasks for a student to help them overcome limitations resulting from a disability. Some examples of a service animal's duties are: guiding students with impaired vision, alerting students with impaired hearing, providing security or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. The ADA protects the rights of students with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in public places including residence halls and classrooms.

Formal Diagnostics

Diagnostic information of a medical condition and a description of the service that the animal provides is appropriate documentation.

Intake Questions

  • What accommodation needs does your service animal provide?
  • Do you take your service animal everywhere with you?
  • What arrangements need to be made for your service animal?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?


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