Saturday, August 31, 2013

First Grader in Ohio with Service Dog Required to Transfer Schools

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Last week a first grader with Autism was required to change schools by school district authorities in Ohio because she had a service dog.  The special education teacher assigned to her classroom had a severe allergy to dogs. My money is on the probability of  a lawsuit!

Here is a news article about the matter from the Columbus Dispatch.

Service Dogs remain a hot topic in Special Education Law.  I have a special fondness for these amazing dogs and we have featured them on these pages many times.  Here are some other posts we have done on this topic:

New Hot Button Issue: Service Dogs

New Hot Button Issue: Service Dogs - The Appeal

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  1. A battle of epic proportions, the ADA vs IDEA. Who will win?

    1. Never bet on the result of a lawsuit! No comment.


  2. Nice work! Your post is an excellent example of why I keep coming back to read your excellent quality content that is forever updated.

  3. It seems that school districts continue to break the law when it comes to children with special needs. Laws are place to better help our students succeed but school districts continue to display carelessness with children with special needs

  4. The issue indicated about the teacher and the service dog is a predicament alright. I would think that we also have the right to protect the health of our teacher. However and I just hope that the school and the teacher is not just using the teacher's allergy as an excuse to get around in dealing with a service dog.