17-year-old Colleen Molohon has been denied the use of her service dog in school.
The school district decided in a private meeting that the dog, Chili, was a comfort animal rather than a service animal. Chili alerts Molohon, who has Autism and has difficulty understanding social cues, when others are trying to communicate with her, as well as performing other functions.
The right of disabled people to use service dogs who serve clear jobs is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Molohon’s mother believes that denying Molohon her service dog violates special education laws.
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