Emotional support dogs are not allowed on campus, but service dogs are, and even though many students may think they are the same thing, they are not. A service dog is trained to perform a function, or do a job, that his or her owner can’t perform on their own due to a physical, intellectual or emotional disability. These dogs may, of course, provide emotional support and comfort, but they are specifically trained to provide assistance beyond soothing benefits. Service dogs receive more legal protections than emotional support dogs and are allowed in just about any and every public space, whereas emotional support dogs do not enjoy the same widespread access. An emotion support … [Read more...] about Emotional Support Dogs Different Than Service Dogs?
By Alyssa Gradias & Abigail Tejada |Staff Writer & A&E editor| The American Diabetes Association hosted the annual Step Out Walk to stop diabetes on Nov. 2. More than 4,000 local walkers attended, including the wonderful siblings Jillian Rose and Robbie Tucker who have worked closely with ADA ever since their older brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. November is Diabetes awareness month and currently there are nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes. In efforts to raise awareness stars gathered up at the Step Out Walk for the ADA. Stars from the MTV hit show “Awkward” made an appearance such as Jillian Rose, Kelly Sry, and Wesam Keesh. Robbie Tucker … [Read more...] about Stars step out with the ADA