Children Face Many Barriers to Having Service Animals Work with Them in Schools
Many children with autism benefit greatly from the assistance of a service animal. The dogs help the children to feel less anxious, to focus and to stay safe. In a school setting, having the service dog accompany the child in the classroom can be essential to providing the child with an equal opportunity to learn. This Toronto Star article demonstrates the many barriers that children can face when attempting to obtain the right to have the dog in the school.