“Why should we act surprised when the animal acts out?” Chaz Stevens, founder and director at ESAD Intl., told Healthline.
ESAD Intl. is a group of licensed mental health professionals that aim to provide emotional support animal services both online and in person.
“Currently, federal guidelines do not require any training for an ESA. Recent changes from the airline industry require the passenger to acknowledge the ESA will be under their control at all times,” Stevens said.
Chaz Stevens is an entrepreneur, former journalist, and well-known activist who has appeared on the front pages of Time, Miami Herald, Guardian, Slate, and the Huffington Post. He’s also appeared on The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and Fox News.
Chaz lives in South Florida with his two rescue dogs. Before launching ESAD International, he could be found working on IT for IBM, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney World Company. But his favorite job is the one he’s now doing full time — helping people get to a better place.