Have you ladies heard of this story? (It's on CNN's headlin news -the Nancy Grace show- this hour sometime.) Apparently a family found that a specially trained dog helped keep her autistic son frombeing explosive or melting down, so they started sending the dog to school with him. The sd said the dog can't return- the parents have taken it to the dept of justice. First interesting point to me: I think it's a great idea to try a trained companion/therapeutic dog staying with our difficult child's instead of just being lucky if we can get them access for an hour every week or so- that has been hard enough for parents to find. Second interesting point to me: The child has a disability; the dog is a necessary "aide", just like if the child were blind and it was a seeing eye dog, in my humble opinion- the sd doesn't want to deal with the dog? Do they have a full time aide that can help the child more that cost them less that they are providing? I think they should win this case. I guess they are going thru the DOJ because they oversee the federal law pertaining to disability discrimination (ADA).