I came across this on the news, and in the paper.
The mother of a 4-year-old autistic boy has threatened to sue a Manteca public preschool after the boy’s service dog and the dog’s trainer were kicked off campus Monday morning.
Just two weeks ago, Tara Qualls of Tracy welcomed her son’s new dog, Houdini, who was trained by Autism Service Dogs of America out of Oregon. The dog was led by a trainer ready to get Qualls’ son, Jayden, acclimated to his new working companion, a 19-month-old Labrador-German shepherd-golden retriever mix.
On Monday morning, Jayden, Houdini and the trainer waited for a bus to take them to McFall Preschool in Manteca, where Jayden has attended classes the past 1½ years. The bus driver would not allow the boy on the bus with the dog, so the crew loaded up in Qualls’ car and drove to school.
When they arrived, Principal Dorian Rice said the dog could not be on school grounds, according to Qualls.
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I think if the boy, will open up more, and will help him now or even later on, he should be able to have the dog. It is a service dog.
What are your thoughts on the situation?