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March 21, 2019

Helping Service Dogs in Training written by Katie Schoenberg, Ph.D. (Katie is an ICAN Furlough Volunteer. She is the Senior Advisor, Product Development Portfolio & Program Manager  for Elanco Animal Health. We are grateful to Elanco for allowing their employees to participate in ICAN’s Furlough Program.) I can still remember my first introduction to the…

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March 21, 2019

The Murky Waters of the World of Assistance Dogs and Emotional Support Dog Animals written by Sally Irvin, Ph.D. Founder/Vice President of Programs, ICAN   In 2019, with over 22,000 working assistance dogs in the United States, one would think the legislators and the public would have a good understanding of the access issues and…

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January 4, 2019

In 2002, when I was 19 years old, I was incarcerated for a very lengthy prison sentence. I began doing everything I could to be seen as a model inmate, carrying with me an imagined observer that would realize there'd been a mistake and somehow my sentence...

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January 3, 2019

My name is Frank and I am currently at Correctional Industrial Facility and I've had the privilege of being involved with ICAN a little over...

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June 5, 2018

I served a little over 13 years between the guard and the army and medically retired as an E6 Staff Sergeant. I was deployed for 12 months to Afghanistan in many different parts of the country but most of my time was spent around the Pakistan Boarder, Bagram Air Base and in

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