Monday, January 26, 2015
Service dogs must be allowed in public schools, feds say
The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest today (1.26.2015) in a Florida case to clarify that the Department's Title II regulation. The statement says the DOJ generally requires public entities, such as schools, to permit individuals with disabilities to use their service animals, subject to specific exceptions. This regulatory framework furthers Congress's intent to honor individuals' choices to be accompanied by their service animals wherever feasible and to respect such individuals' autonomy and self-determination.
To find out more about this Statement of Interest or the ADA, call the Justice Department's ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA website at www.ada.gov.