Judge rules to allow service dog for Columbia, Ill., boy with autism


Judge rules to allow service dog for Columbia, Ill., boy with autism

By Nancy Cambria
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
08/21/2009

WATERLOO — An Illinois school district will have to at least temporarily allow a service dog into one of its special education classrooms, but not in time for his partner’s first day of school.

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Doyle granted a preliminary injunction against the Columbia Community School District, which told the parents of a 5-year-old autistic boy in June that he would not be allowed to bring his new service dog to school. |–MORE–|

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