Science Helps Service Dogs Save Lives

Correspondent Collette Hicks follows 8th grader Allison Martin who gets vital support with her diabetes from her service dog, Stuart.


  1. Explain what service dog, Stuart, can do to help identify a medical crisis for Allison brought on by her diabetes.
  2. Compare the 'service' hours to the community that Allison must provide in exchange for the 'service' Stuart provides to help her.
  3. Which law allows Allison to bring Stuart to school and other public and private places? Describe some of the challenges that occur because she can do this.


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