Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Service Animals

Web Development Fact Sheet

Created 5/2019

Introduction

Adaptive clothing, or adapted clothes, are clothing, accessories and footwear specially designed for people with physical disabilities and others who lack the full range of motion required for self-dressing.

Adaptive clothing comes in many different forms and styles, including magnetic closures instead of buttons or zippers or flat hems that are less prone to catching or snagging. Adaptive clothing should benefit the wearer both physically and psychologically, as quality clothing often makes us feel good about ourselves and promotes a sense of well-being.

Adaptive clothing can be considered one of the many High- and Low-Tech Aids for Daily Living.

Resources on Legal Right Regarding the Use of Service Animals

ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals
ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

Frequently Asked Questions About Service Animals and the ADA
ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Where Are They Allowed, and Under What Conditions?
adata.org/publication/service-animals-booklet

Service Dog Programs and Organizations

Assistance Dogs International
assistancedogsinternational.org/members/programs-search

Canine Companions for Independence
cci.org

Canine Partners for Life
k94life.org/programs/servicedog

Freedom Service Dogs of America
freedomservicedogs.org

Little Angels Service Dogs
littleangelsservicedogs.org

Pet Partners
petpartners.org

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
iaadp.org

New England Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)
neads.org

Operation Overwatch
operationoverwatch.org/service-dog-training-program

Service Dogs for America
servicedogsforamerica.org/programs

Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
smokymountainservicedogs.org


It is not the intention of the Amputee Coalition to provide specific medical or legal advice but rather to provide consumers with information to better understand their health and healthcare issues. The Amputee Coalition does not endorse any specific treatment, technology, company, service or device. Consumers are urged to consult with their healthcare providers for specific medical advice or before making any purchasing decisions involving their care.

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