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H.R. 620: Are the Rights of the Disabled Under Attack?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Fighting for the rights of the disabled has been an uphill battle, but over the years significant strides have been made. A turning point came in 1990, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA made discrimination based upon disability illegal, and specified five key factors:

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Topics: disability statistics, disability laws, Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, Disability benefits in Florida, disability advocate, disability rights florida, Apply for Disability in Florida, disablity, disability benefits, disability benefits FL, disability eligibility

What Are the Laws Regarding Emotional Support Animals?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Have you heard about Pebbles, the emotional support hamster? Or Dexter the peacock? What about Hobie the pig? If not, we’ll look at these cases in a bit. But the fact is, the number of people claiming their pet constitutes an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) has risen in recent years, causing lawmakers and business owners to suspect that many are abusing the system. And while ESAs do provide a real benefit to physically and mentally disabled individuals, they are not considered true service animals, which is often where much of the confusion lies.

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Topics: Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals

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