Therapy, Companion & Service Animals On Campus: Managing Requests & Understanding The Law
Therapy, Companion and Service Animals On Campus: Managing Requests and Understanding The Law
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Registration Fee: $425.00

Description Speaker(s)
Animals assist humans in many ways. Often, as in the case of Therapy, Companion, and Service animals, they play an important role in facilitating the independence of people living with physical and mental difficulties and disabilities. When animals are brought onto campus and into the classroom for this purpose, what is the protocol? What does the law say about allowing these types of animals to assist students on campus?

Today, there is some confusion about how to handle these animals and incoming requests from students. This webinar will offer some clarity as schools review their decision-making process. Join legal expert, Attorney Saundra (Saunie) Schuster, and Director of Counseling at Western Kentucky University, Dr. Brian Van Brunt, to discuss some of the recent controversy and conflict in the area of Service, Therapy, and Companion animal requests.

Attorney Schuster will review pertinent legal cases while Dr. Van Brunt will discuss the related psychology and medical issues of students. He will also offer some proactive suggestions and alternatives for students whose requests cannot be accommodated.

We will review:
  • Understand the foundational definitions of Service, Companion, and Therapy animals
  • Review the common psychological and medical reasons for requests
  • Discuss how recent court cases provide insight into current policy
  • Discover alternatives to requests that are not allowed
Who should attend?
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Counseling
  • Residence Life
  • Student Life
  • Campus Safety
  • Disabilities Services

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