ADA Live! United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dogs Training Program

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
1:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST


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In this episode of ADA Live!...

Service animals seems to be in the news a lot lately and there is a great deal of information available about the rights of individuals with disabilities to have service animals in public. Service animals can make a significant difference in the quality of life of people with disabilities. They can help make the world more accessible by assisting with mobility and orientation, balance, retrieving, sensing medical conditions, and much more.

Get a closer look at how these important animals are trained and discuss the important work of training service dogs. Learn about the fascinating and extensive work that is needed to train a dog to be a service animal, the types of breeds typically used, and how dogs and potential clients are matched.

Hosted by: Stephen Kuusisto, Syracuse University Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach with the Burton Blatt Institute and author of the book Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey.

Guests: Lori Breece, Program Manager, & Kristina Smith, Program Coordinator, with United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dog Training Program

FREE and no registration is required.

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From the Sponsor: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center


Employer, People with Disabilities, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Industry Representative or Product Developer, Service Provider


Education, General ADA Information, Other Laws, Disability Awareness/Education, Service Animals


Not Required



Other Sponsor: 

The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University