HANDLER ED SESSION 1: RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify and describe types of helping dogs: service dog, service dog in-training, emotional support dog, and therapy dog.
Define disability according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Verbalize an appropriate understanding of your right to train and utilize a service dog in-training and service dog.
Demonstrate understanding of state and federal laws that apply to helping dogs.
Know how to respond to public access challenges.
Quiz 1: multiple choice
Quiz 2: scenarios
Document: Building your documentation.
STEPS TO COMPLETE
1. Watch the video: Helping Dogs - Rights and Responsibilities.
Helping Dogs - Rights and Responsibilities
2. Read the text: Procedures for Public Access Challenges.
This resource describes a best practice procedure for navigating situations in which your right to have a Service Dog in public places is questioned. We will role play during session, so become familiar with the recommended procedure (below). Think about whether or not you as an individual would use all of the steps, under what circumstances, and in what order. Be prepared to discuss and to reference laws from the Legal Resources Database.
3. Complete your homework.
Use the PHD Legal Resource Database. It is important to pay attention to where you found the answers (note which laws or policies contain the answers), so that you know where to find the information in the future, should you need it. Note that It is not possible to save an assignment document and come back to it later, so a good strategy is to write or type your answers elsewhere as you work on the form, then fill out the electronic copy all at once when you are ready to submit.
ASSIGNMENT #1: Quiz 1 - multiple choice
ASSIGNMENT #2: Quiz 2 - scenarios
3. Download and complete: Building Your Documentation.
1) You must save a copy on your device before editing or printing, or your work will be lost.
2) This form may prompt you for private healthcare information, which you do not need to share with PHD if you do not wish to. If you do not wish to turn in this assignment, you may just save a copy for your own records and let PHD know that you completed it on your own. If you choose to submit it to PHD for your documentation packet, note that emailing it to us is not not HIPAA compliant. We value your privacy. Simply email PHD to notify us that you are ready to submit, and we will send you instructions to create an account in our HIPAA-complaint client portal: you can then upload your document directly to your account there.