Service Dogs in Your Chemistry Lab

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Have you ever seen a Lab in the lab or a hound on the grounds? Whether you are working alongside a service animal, benefit from one yourself, or you are faculty or an academic administrator, it is important to become familiar with the reasonable accommodations we should consider for service dogs in the lab, the critical differences between service dogs and therapy or emotional support dogs, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that allows service dogs access.

Join Patricia Redden of Saint Peter’s University, Joey Ramp of Empower Ability Consulting, and Ashley Neybert of Independence Science as they discuss why service dogs are essential for many people with different abilities. Discover how real-life service dogs make an impact on an individual’s life, both inside and outside the chemistry laboratory!

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Partha Basu of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and co-produced with The Chemists with Disabilities (CWD) Committee, ACS Department of Diversity Programs, and the ACS Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Advisory Board.

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What You Will Learn

  • What does the Americans with Disabilities Act cover regarding access rights for service dogs 
  • How is a service dog selected for certain jobs or disabilities, and what type of training is required 
  • What types of service dogs exist and what is the process to obtain one
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Patricia Redden
Professor Emerita, Chemistry Department, Saint Peter’s University

Joey Ramp
CEO and Founder, Empower Ability Consulting, LLC

Ashley Neybert
Lead Curriculum Design Specialist,
Independence Science

Partha Basu
Chemistry Department Chair and Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


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