Posts Categorized: Autism

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 »

Reasonable accommodations bring me to the playing field, even when the game is still hard.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 5.  Reasonable accommodations bring me to the playing field, even when the game is still hard. This is Hannah and her service dog, Tandy.  Like many of our clients, Hannah has an invisible disability.  An invisible or hidden disability is one that isn’t necessarily obvious… 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 »

When all else fails, the law is on my side.

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 2.  When all else fails, the law is on my side. This is Shyanna and her service dog, Spring, at the zoo! Her brother also needs a service dog and is still diligently working to fundraiser for that life-changing medical resource. Spring has been so… Read more »

All service dogs are covered – not just guide dogs!

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25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives 1. All service dogs are covered – not just guide dogs! This is Caden and his service dog Elf. Elf is an autism assistance service dog. The ADA provides public access rights for all types of task trained service dogs. While guide dogs, sometimes called… 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 »

Baum Chevrolet Buick donates Buick to help in Tyler Auten’s fundraising

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Baum Chevrolet Buick has found a unique purpose for one of its pre-owned vehicles: Autism awareness. The dealership recently donated a 2000 Buick Regal to the family of Tyler Auten, a five-year-old Autistic boy from Bloomington, who is trying to raise $13,000 to purchase a special service dog.  The Regal will be turned into a… Read more »