OUR FREE PDF BOOKLET with live links to authoritative sources (DOJ, HUD, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law): combines many of the pages of this website in one downloadable, easy-to-print, easy to e-mail (PLEASE distribute widely!) form.
Rx for Joy Can be Written by Any Therapist in the U.S. Blog post about how therapists as well as medical doctors can easily aid a person with a disability in getting an emotional support animal. (includes sample doctor's/therapist's letter)
http://www.bazelon.org/ Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law -- excellent, trustworthy site for information on the laws. See especially:
Best Friends for Life: Humane Housing for Animals and People This booklet from the Doris Day Animal League explains the federal laws that protect the rights of people to keep pets in all federally-assisted housing, and if disabled, the right to an assistive animal in all types of rental housing. Chapters include "Disabilities and Assisted Housing," "Disabilities and Privately-Owned Housing," "Pets and Assisted Housing," and "Pets and Privately Owned Housing." Relatively easy to read compared with other sources of the same information.
Does your client want his/her service or emotional support dog to help at work? See our Dogs in the Workplace page (note: info on this page may be relevant for animals other than dogs as well)
Articles by and for Professionals:
Friends Indeed: Social support from pets can lower stress, research shows. Published in APA Monitor on Psychology
"Each time I recover enough, I borrow a dog" Recovery can be found in the simplest of places. Larry Davidison, recovery expert and Yale professor writes about the positive effects of walking a dog.