Animal House: Emotional Support Animals in Higher Education and ADA Implications


  • Victoria Hammill University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Lithda Phattaphone University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Jennifer Anderson University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Betsy Brandt University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Keywords: accommodations, Americans with Disabilities Act, emotional support animals

Abstract


The use of service animals as an accommodation for a person with a disability is no longer viewed with uncertainty, and the rise of service animals across a myriad of related health, behavioral health, and education settings speaks to its proclivity.  Conversely, the wide range of ways in which animals can be used for supportive service is not so widely understood.  As such, this writing seeks to explore the evolution of service animals, the subsequent changing landscape of higher education, and how the ADA promotes further exploration in this area.

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Author Biographies

Victoria Hammill, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BSW Student
Lithda Phattaphone, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BSW Student
Jennifer Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
Betsy Brandt, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Counselor, Center for Students with Disabilities
Published
12-31-2018

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How to Cite
Hammill, V., Phattaphone, L., Anderson, J., & Brandt, B. (2018). Animal House: Emotional Support Animals in Higher Education and ADA Implications. Journal of Student Research, 7(2), 18-24. Retrieved from https://www.jofsr.org/index.php/path/article/view/466
Section
Research Articles