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

Authors

  • 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

2018-12-31

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

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Research Articles