[Source: Disability Scoop]
A school district is agreeing to pay up and change its ways after federal officials say a student with disabilities was denied access to her trained service dog.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that it has reached a settlement with the Gates Chili Central School District in Rochester, N.Y. in a lawsuit that the agency brought accusing the district of disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the lawsuit, the school district would not allow a student known as D.P. — who has Angelman syndrome, autism, epilepsy, asthma and hypotonia — to be accompanied by her service dog unless the girl’s mother provided a full-time dog
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