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. She serves two purposes, the first is to be Jake’s way into the world, and the second is to provide future service dogs for 4 Paws For Ability. She recently had her first litter of 8 puppies, The Thor Litter, and they are 9 weeks old.
When Jake first got Dot the school Jake was attending would not allow the service dog. While in direct conflict with the law, Jake’s family decided they didn’t want a school to just follow the law. They wanted a school to also openly accept Jake and Dot, so they changed schools. Jake and Dot are a great pair and do very well at the new school, where they are very well loved. Jake and Dot are also heading out to Boy Scout camp, and aided by his positive school experiences with his peers, he is sure to have a great time exploring a new world and attempting new challenges. Finally, Jake gets to experience the joys of family events with assistance from Dot – events like his sister Katie’s birthday, which happens to be today. Happy Birthday Katie!
“The ADA law and Dot have opened so many doors for Jake. Without the ADA law, Jake and Dot could not attend school or camp together. With Dot, Jake can experience so many new things”!
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