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Service Animal Access is Protected by Federal Law

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What is a service animal?

Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

 

Summit County Community Resources

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Are you or is someone you know experiencing a crisis?

United Way of Summit County 2-1-1 Helpline

The United Way’s 2-1-1 is a powerful tool available to address needs in real time. This free, non-emergency telephone number can connect you to vital health services and human resources. Call specialists are waiting 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide information about the full range of available community services.

Dial 211 for the Summit County Community Resource Directory, or visit www.211summit.org

Drug Addiction Affects All Ohioans: Know the warning signs

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Know the facts:

Accidental overdoses kill over 11 people every day 

in Ohio.

Opiate pain pills, fentanyl, and heroin are all opioids.

One in five Ohio residents knows someone struggling with heroin addiction.

Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects 

of an opioid overdose.

Media Literacy

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Can You Spot Fake News?

Consider the source

Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact information.

Read beyond

Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story?

Check the author

Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real?

Supporting sources?

Click on those links. Determine if the information given actually supports the story.

Check the date

Avoiding Charity Scams

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Can You Spot Charity Scams?

Following a tragic event, there is often an outpouring of support for victims, and there are those who will attempt to take advantage. Before you open your wallet, consider these tips:

Avoid pressure tactics

Be wary of emotional appeals, such as “urgent” or “critical” from unfamiliar organizations.

Watch out for similar names

Some phony charities use names that closely resemble those of respected, legitimate organizations.

Avoid paying cash

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