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Service Dog Denied in School

11-Year-Old's Service Dog Banned From School

Eleven-year-old Madyson Siragusa's blood sugar level can go from good to dangerous within a 10-minute window because she suffers from type 1 diabetes. So you can imagine her parents' concern when the Rush Henrietta Central School District in New York refused to allow the girl's service dog in school, even though the dog helps to detect highs and lows in her blood sugar and helps her get to the nurse's office when there's cause for alarm. The New York State Association of School Attorneys says districts can decide on a case-by-case basis whether a student can receive "a free appropriate public education" without a dog. To find out why Madyson's school denied the service dog and what the parents are doing about it, read the whole story on Huffington Post.

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