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These organizations can provide a wealth of information about assistance dogs and related issues.
ASSISTANCE DOGS INTERNATIONAL
ADI is a coalition of nonprofit assistance dog training organizations that has developed standards and ethics for the training of assistance dogs. A list of accredited members is online, with information on the types of training each member-organization does.
Delta Society is a nonprofit organization that works to advance human health and well-being through positive interactions with animals. The National Service Animal Resource Center is a Web-based Delta Society program that provides information and resources for people with disabilities who are considering getting a service animal or are currently partnered with a service animal. The Service Animal Trainer Directory can be searched by disability training types, including “Diabetes Alert.”
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANCE DOG PARTNERS
The IAADP is a nonprofit organization with the goal of providing accurate and objective information about the assistance dog field, both to those who use the dogs and to the general public.
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