Shawna Wingert describes the process of deciding to get her son a service dog and actually making it happen.
The suggestion of a service dog brought on very mixed emotions for me. Of course, I want anything that might help my sweet boy cope and feel better. But if I am being completely honest, there was a part of me that worried a service dog would stigmatize my already struggling to fit in son.
The post goes into detail on the following:
- Deciding whether or not her child was a good candidate for a service dog
- The difference between an emotional support dog and a psychiatric service dog
- The process for obtaining a service dog
- How much a service dog costs
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Not the Former Things
Not the Former Things is a blog by Shawna Wingert where she writes about special needs, homeschooling, and the messiness of motherhood. Topics include, but aren't limited to, children with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorders, childhood anxiety, and other special needs.