Neurodiversity self-advocate Claire Barnett skis with her service animal in a front-pack at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT on January 23, 2021. (Filmed by Graham Barnett).
He's the notorious D-O-G.
“Having him at school and making everyone so happy has made my disability such a positive thing for me."
If you have ever spoken with a person who uses an assistance dog, you know that these dogs change lives. Whether it's a PTSD dog helping a military person return to "regular life," or a service dog providing aid to a person lacking mobility, these dogs are capable of miracles.
Sadness is no match for Lulu; a very special kind of therapy dog. Funerals are an extremely hard time for family and friends
As a young woman battling serious illness, with multiple hidden medical devices, I have found there is a high incident rate of unnecessary, and hurtful comments by those assuming I am not sick. After contacting a small population of disabled individuals on Instagram, it seems there are five specific stigmas that patients desperately wanted dispelled.