DRP Successfully Advocates for High School Student with Disabilities to Bring Service Dog to School
DRP obtained a reasonable accommodation from a school district in Southeastern Pennsylvania to allow a high school student to return to school with her service dog. The student’s disabilities prevent her from bending, lifting, and performing other needed tasks for which the dog is individually trained to provide assistance. The District denied the student the right to bring her dog to school. After unsuccessful attempts in negotiating with the District and as missed school days accumulated, the student’s parent contacted DRP. DRP corresponded with the District outlining the student’s right to a reasonable accommodation and explaining the nature of the assistance the service dog provides to the student. The District subsequently agreed to allow the student to return to school with her service dog.