Posts Categorized: Autism

Dogs Making a Difference – Loki and Will

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From Will’s teacher: Happy Friday!!! I thought I would update how things are going at school. A huge focus for Will and Loki is walking without [Will] dropping [to the floor]. Will has greatly increased his independence during transitions throughout the school while tethered to Loki!! It really is amazing! During PE the students typically… Read more »

Dogs Making a Difference – Jewell and Rubix

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We celebrated Jewell’s birthday last Saturday at the bowling alley with the galaxy lights. She loves bowling and the lights. Unfortunately, another group of patrons were afraid of dogs and being very vocal about a dog being in the bowling alley. They felt it shouldn’t be there in any way. I offered to spontaneously relocate… Read more »

My quality of life has improved.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 21. My quality of life has improved. The ADA guarantees many rights and services for people with disabilities that no law did in the past. Housing and air travel were protected under other previous laws, but the ADA was the first comprehensive law for disability… Read more »

I am my own legal advocate.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 19.  I am my own legal advocate. When Congress prepared and finalized the ADA, they had no intent to diminish or invalidate any rights granted by other federal, state, or local laws and specifically wrote this into the regulation.  This means state laws can offer… Read more »

My disability can’t always been seen, but I still have access to help.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 12. My disability can’t always been seen, but I still have access to help. This is Jake and his service dog Gust. Jake has classic autism and is a wanderer.  Autism, along with other diagnoses like seizure disorders and diabetes, can sometimes be invisible to… Read more »

The world is more aware and prepared.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 9.  The world is more aware and prepared. The ADA has truly facilitated national discussion on a previously quiet topic.  The accommodations and protections haven’t just increased awareness; they have helped redefine how society views disabilities.  The World Health Organization defines disability as a contextual… Read more »