ESAD Int'l was founded to drive positive change and solve social problems with the use of technology. We seek to use our resources in ways that are beneficial to those who are in need. Our "buy one, give one" philosophy enables us to accomplish that goal.
Whether it's our veterans, families and children requiring assistance, or communities devastated by COVID-19, we stand ready to assist.
We are #NavajoStrong
Now, every purchase helps to provide urgently needed supplies to medical workers and facilities fighting Covid-19. With your purchase, we will a donate and ship a box of KN95 face masks to the Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, New Mexico.
We will continue these efforts as long as there is need and are able to fund the donations.
Help is on the way
From our family to theirs, from our heart to theirs,” said Chaz Stevens, Director of People / Chief Dog Lover of ESAD Int'l., “we need to lend an immediate helping hand.”
Stevens was moved to act when he heard that the Navajo community in Gallup doesn’t have adequate cellular service and only limited internet access. It means that tribal members cannot get regular announcements from public officials, who are trying to make the most of a drastically underfunded and over extended health care system. Dire shortage of masks, gowns, and gloves have emerged as the number of cases has spiraled out of control.
Stevens and his team are at the ready with fresh supplies.
“Today, it’s Gallup, tomorrow perhaps Biloxi. To the great Navajo Nation, you are not alone. We proudly stand #NavajoStrong with you,” said Stevens.
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An emotional support animal is a type of assistance animal that is recognized as a “reasonable accommodation” for a person with a disability under the federal Fair Housing Act.
Getting qualified for an assistance animal is as simple as 1-2-3.
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2. Complete an Assessment.
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3: Engage With an Expert.
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An emotional support animal is a type of assistance animal that is recognized as a “reasonable accommodation” for a person with a disability under the federal Fair Housing Act. An emotional support animal is not a pet. An emotional support animal is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability.
New HUD Guidelines.
HUD's new rules are an update to the Fair Housing Act (FHA) that sought to equalize the ability of people with disabilities to enjoy housing. Under the law, housing providers had to exempt those with disabilities from “no pet” rules and pet fees. But some of the gaps in the rules have been abused by those simply trying to bypass pet rules and fees. Others who are providing the letters have exploited uneducated consumers To comply, Housing Pro 2020 provides multiple clinical sessions between client and an in-state licensed provider.
Therapeutic Relationship Required.
Documentation submitted in support of an assistance animal request must come from a person who has a “therapeutic relationship” with the resident seeking the accommodation. A therapeutic relationship is “the provision of medical care, program care, or personal care services, in good faith, for and with actual knowledge of, an individual’s disability and that individual's disability-related need for an assistance animal by:
- a physician or other medical professional;
- a mental health service provider; or
- a non-medical service agency or reliable third party who is in a position to know about the individual's disability.”
Because a therapeutic relationship requires that care services be provided, in good faith, for an individual’s disability, documentation submitted on the basis of a single visit to a health care provider solely to obtain a “doctor’s note” will generally not be legally sufficient.
Emotional support animal letter for travel.
An emotional support animal provides comfort to support a customer’s diagnosed mental or emotional disorder. Emotional support animals need not have specific training for that function. All must be trained to behave appropriately in a public setting. Acceptable ESAD Int'l emotional support animals are limited to dogs and cats. Your animal must behave appropriately in a public environment. If your 10-pound Chihuahua acts like Cujo, running around the airport on attack mode, the "best ESA letter in the world" won't matter. To qualify, an individual must have a health professional verify:
- A mental health-related disability recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM IV).
- A need for the emotional support or psychiatric service animal to remedy the disability’s effects during air travel and activity at your destination
The passenger/client must be currently under the care and treatment of a licensed professional. To comply, Travel Pro 2020 provides a clinical session between client and an in-state licensed provider. Read: ESAD Int'l's service dog fraud policy.
Learn more about qualifying for an assistance animal.