Service Animals in Shelter Settings

March 6, 2018 2:00pm to 3:30pm

ADA in Focus Webinar Series2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern

Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

This is a 90 minute session.

This session will explore the differences in how the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act regulate service animals in shelter settings, including homeless, emergency and domestic abuse shelters. Our presenter, Jessica L. Hunt, Attorney Advisor for the Office of Disability Rights in the District of Columbia, will address scenarios in which these laws may apply. She will provide guidance on issues related to service animals in shelter situations, including dogs with multiple handlers, how to accommodate service animals in shelters, and housing individuals with animal allergies.

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Continuing Education Recognition Available: Certificate of Participation

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Service Animals in Shelter Settings - Outline - presentation handout