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Policy Regarding Emotional Assistance Animals

 

Service Animals

Counseling Services complies with all ADA requirements and accepts appropriately trained and specifically designated service animals as defined in the ADA 2010.  Please work with the Disability Resource Center if you believe you are in need of a service animal.

Types of Service Dogs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guide Dog
  • Mobility Aid Dog
  • Seizure Alert Dog
  • PTSD Dog
  • Hearing Alert Dog
  • Diabetes Alert Dog
  • Migraine Alert Dog
  • Narcolepsy Alert Dog
  • Seizure Response Dog
  • Psychiatric Service Dog

 

Emotional Support Animals

Counseling Services does not permit Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) on site.  Emotional Support Animals, sometimes used as part of a treatment plan as therapy animals, are not considered service animals under the ADA.

Types of Emotional Support Animals (that are NOT allowed in Counseling Services) may include, but are not limited to:

  • Companionship animals
  • Animals to relieve loneliness
  • Animals to help with depression
  • Animals to help with anxiety
  • Animals to help with certain phobias

 

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