Justice Department settles with OR school district in Autism service dog case

The U.S. Department of Justice reached an agreement with the Hillsboro School District in Oregon so that a student with autism may bring his trained dog into the classroom for a trial period. The student’s parents had been trying to get the district to allow the dog to accompany the child for three years. The dog distracts the student when he is about to engage in behavior that could be dangerous. To read the press release about this case, see http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/March/11-crt-285.html

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