Posts Categorized: Multipurpose

With 25 years of changes, comes 25 more years of hope.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 25. With 25 years of changes, comes 25 more years of hope. Seventeen years ago, Karen and her then service dog Ben, put their dreams of assisting children with disabilities into action. They founded 4 Paws for Ability and began placing service dogs with kiddos…. Read more »

I have found a support system.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 24. I have found a support system. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a very large collection of laws to benefit what is often considered a single community, ‘Americans with disabilities’. Yet, this community is large and varied in their medical conditions and needs. Sometimes,… 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 »

I can join my friends to PLAY!

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 18.  I can join my friends to PLAY! The ADA provides individuals with disabilities access to programming and removal of physical barriers to facilities.  This means all kiddos get to participate with their peers, both in integrated and specialized activities!  Aidan and Kelcy just look… Read more »

My family can experience things we have never experienced before.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 14.  My family can experience things we have never experienced before. This is Ben and his service dog Dubs (007). Dubs, as permitted by the ADA law, accompanies Ben everywhere, from school to hospital stays.  Dubs’ assistance allows Ben to be more independent and be… Read more »

The ADA protects my privacy.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 7.  The ADA protects my privacy. People who need the Americans with Disabilities Act to have fair and equal access to public accommodations could face a variety of medical conditions and diagnoses. The ADA protects them from having to share that information with anyone but… Read more »

My medical equipment goes everywhere.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 6.  My medical equipment goes everywhere. Griz might not look like what you expect, which is a good reminder that any dog, with the right temperament and task training can be a service dog – don’t judge a book (a service dog or their person)… Read more »

I have the right to attend a school with my peers.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 3.  I have the right to attend a school with my peers. This is Jake and his service dog Dot. They became best friends in December 2014. Dot is a member of the 4 Paws for Ability breeder program and also a certified Service Dog…. Read more »

August 2012 | A Class Full of Superheroes!

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XENIA, Ohio – A classroom full of superheroes took over 4 Paws over the last 11 days—both dogs and children donned capes and “Super” emblems on their chests. While each child’s Kryptonite varies, the pair of child and canine grew into a team. And together, as 4 Paws graduates, they are ready to fight seizures,… Read more »