Interstate Connections September 2023 Newsletter
Disability Justice, access & independence in the greater northwest
September is National Service Dog Month, a time devoted to raising awareness and showing appreciation for the extraordinary work service dogs do every day for the people in their care. Join us in celebrating and honoring these special heroes who dedicate their lives to help their human companions.
Service dogs are specially trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. They can be trained to retrieve objects, assist with balance, give seizure or diabetic alerts, or assist those with psychiatric disabilities. They also serve our nation’s wounded warriors suffering from conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. With the help of a service dog, humans can better manage disabilities and live fuller lives. For more information go to https://www.americanhumane.org/blog/national-service-dog-month/