January 31, 2011

Autistic Child’s Service Dog Banned From School

The U.S. Department of Justice is currently investigating a complaint filed by Disability Rights Oregon on behalf of the Givens family.  Eric and Wendy Givens are in a battle against the Hillsboro School District in Oregon over whether or not their autistic son, Scooter, age 9, may bring his service dog to school.  The District argues that the dog is not necessary for Scooter’s classroom education.  The Givens say the dog improves their son’s access […]