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This Is What My Service Dog Taught Me About Myself

One year ago on June 17th marks when Anny, my service dog, first came into my life. Over a year ago, when I was at my worst, all I dreamed of day and night was having a dog of my own who I knew would never judge me for the state I was in, and someone who I knew would love me when I felt so unlovable. 710 more words

Improving Patient Engagement in Treatment with AAT

I currently work with individuals struggling with chronic mental health issues and medical conditions with my primary role being to help patients access outpatient treatment options. 319 more words

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Nevada Veterans/Active Military- Service Dog Accessibility

While the Veteran’s Administration in Nevada offers a robust array of services for Nevada residents, I was eager to learn more about the specific programs for veterans interested in connecting with a service animal who reside in Nevada. 369 more words

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Service Dog Registries

Recently a client I was working with experienced major frustration when a local hospital tried to restrict her from having her service dog with her in her hospital room and questioned the legitimacy of her dog being a service dog. 318 more words

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Pets are De-Stressing with Animal Reiki

When I suggested that we consider having my rescue Milo receive Animal Reiki – after trying method after method to help combat his marking habits my husband balked at the idea. 483 more words

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Seizure Alert vs Seizure Response Dogs

Moving forward in my journey to learn more about Animal Assisted Therapy I was eager to learn more specifically about Seizure dogs and I have been always curious if they many of them do actually possess the ability to sense when a seizure is about to occur. 308 more words

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An Employer’s Guide on Service Animals and the ADA

Contributed by Amanda Biondolino, July 17, 2017

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability, and this includes not making reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual. 534 more words

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