The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council hosted a webinar this week featuring panelists who tackled a hot disability topic in the state—service animals.
Arizonans who rely on service animals continue to encounter confusion and barriers when accessing public facilities and private businesses. In this free recorded presentation, experts answer pressing questions: What exactly does the American with Disabilities Act allow? Which questions can business owners ask someone who has an animal? How do city officials deal with service animal conflicts? How about regulations at veterans’ clinics? And what is living with a service dog really like?
– Dorianne Pollack works as a Disability Resource Specialist at Northern Arizona University. She is a guide dog user and serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
– Peter Fischer is the citywide ADA coordinator for the City of Phoenix. A graduate of Arizona State University in Architecture and Humanities, he has not missed an ASU home football game since 1995.
– J.J. Rico joined the Arizona Center for Disability Law following his graduation from the University of Arizona College of Law. His legal work primarily focused on the employment and access provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
– Since April 2012, Chris Carlsen has been an assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division in the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Section for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Special thanks to John McDermott at the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University for managing the webinar.
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