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Service Animals

4 Paws for Ability

Provides training and places task-trained service dogs with veterans, children with disabilities, or public facilities. Task-trained dogs include hearing ear dogs, medical alert dogs, and more. Veterans are exempt from program costs, but other clients should ask about fundraising options.
253 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385
(937) 374-0385

Canine Companions for Independence

Provides service dogs to adults, children, and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Service dogs and all follow-up services are provided free of charge to the recipient. Go online to start the application process.
Columbus: (614) 699-5900
National Headquarters: (866) 224-3647

JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

Offers free guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, ADA and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Their website also has helpful information on a wide range of medical conditions with related resources and accommodations.
Voice: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
Text: (304) 216-8189

Pilot Dogs

Provides free expertly-trained service dogs and handling training for Blind individuals ages 16 and up. They offer an Orientation & Mobility program for Blind individuals looking to improve white cane and  traveling skills. They also have many opportunities for volunteers, including Co-Pilots who volunteer to raise puppies until they are ready for advanced training. Find program details and apply for a Pilot Dog online.
625 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-6367

United States Access Board Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines

The Access Board is an independent federal agency that develops accessibility guidelines and standards. Their website has legal guidelines for building accessibility, prescription labels, transportation, filing an ABA complaint, and more. Call to speak to an Accessibility Specialist with questions about accessibility guidelines.
(202) 272-0080

WAGS 4 Kids (Working Animals Giving Service 4 Kids)

Provides mobility, autism, and psychiatric service dogs for children throughout Ohio at a discounted rate. Children must be under the age of 18 with a verified disability to apply. Selected families are asked to make a minimum financial contribution. The organization then provides the dog, specialized training, and assists with fundraising. Go online for more information and to complete an application.
112 East Center Street, Berea, Ohio 44017
(216) 586-5853

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