Qualified Disabilities for a Service Dog under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Here are a few of the physical or emotional conditions which quality a person living with the condition for a service dog under the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA.

Basically, if you are limited in your ability to perform major tasks such as seeing, hearing, standing, walking, eating, sleeping, thinking, speaking, or something similar, then you would likely be eligible to have a service dog under ADA laws.

Physical Conditions

  • Asthma or other breathing problem
  • Allergy alert
  • Blindness, partial blindness
  • Cancer
  • Deafness, partial deafness
  • Cardiovascular
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Epilepsy
  • General hearing difficulty
  • Mobility problems
  • Neurological problems
  • Paralysis
  • Physical weakness
  • Speech problems
  • Seizures
  • General medical alert

Emotional Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mood disorder
  • Fear, phobia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts, tendencies
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Factitious disorders
  • Impulse disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental disorders due to a general medical condition
  • Neuro-cognitive disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Sleep disorder, stress
  • Substance related disorder
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