ICAN is passionate about teaching the next generation about service dogs and how they impact the lives of the people they are placed with. Here are some resources so that you can be a part of spreading awareness about service dogs. There are all kinds of resources available here for both younger and older children as well as information for adults. If there are any other questions that you have please feel free to contact us here.
Service Dog Etiquette
You're walking down the street when you see a dog with a vest, designating it as a service dog. How shoud you react? Or even better, how should you not react? Click here to read 5 simple rules to help you remember what you should do when you meet a service dog team.
What is a Service (or Assistance) Dog?
The ADA requires reasonable accommodation for a service dog. This is a two way street between the public establishment and the partner of a service dog. The person with a disability and their trained assistance dog are granted access IF the assistance dog's behavior meets specific requirements. Click here to read more.
Frequently Asked Quetions about Service Animals and the ADA
Click here to read a document published by the Department of Justice on service animals and the ADA in 2015.
HABRI Central Case Studies: Inmate Dog Training Programs: Partners in Rehabilitation
The ICAN program provides rehabilitation opportunities for inmates by allowing them to participate in a program to train service dogs. To read more about this program, click here.
8 Misconceptions About Therapy, Service, and Support Animals
Article in Psychology Today
By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Misunderstandings concerning the laws governing assistance animals are certainly understandable. That's because federal regulations pertaining to service and support animals are a morass of confusion. To read more from this article and learn about some common misconceptions, click here.