Assistance Dogs International North America Regional Chapter (ADINA)

 

Assistance Dogs International North America Regional Chapter is dedicated to supporting the work of assistance dog programs across the United States and Canada. It was created in 2007.


Access and Laws

View links for information on public access laws for Canada

View links for information on public access laws for the United States of America


Airline Access Campaign

The ADI North America Airline Accessibility Campaign has added an education toolkit that is available below.  The goal of this campaign is to educate airport/airline personnel and the US Department of Transportation on access rights and expected service animal behavior for people with disabilities traveling with service animals.  With every program's help, we will further position Assistance Dogs International as the expert in the field of assistance dogs and the one to consult when laws and access related issues are challenged.  These efforts are ultimately to provide for easier access for all of our graduate teams.

We encourage every ADI NA member program to educate their local airport personnel with the assistance of a PowerPoint that has been developed.  Contacting the marketing and communications department of your local airport is a good starting point, if you don't already have a contact.  After presenting this material, please fill out the form on the link below so that we can track which airports this has been shared and determine which ones we need to target more specifically.  These is also an airline access campaign poster that can be shared in a printed format of any size that describes the differences between service dogs, emotional support animals and pets.  ADI NA encourages each program to supply their graduate teams with an ADI accredited member logo or patch on their working dogs' vests/capes or equipment to help identify our graduates while in airports and the general public.  

Click HERE for the Airline Access Campaign Toolkit PowerPoint Presentation

Airline Access Campaign Toolkit Poster

Link to Completed Presentation Form


Town Hall Meeting - May 12, 2020 1:30 p.m. EST

 

The ADI North America Regional Chapter (ADINA) Board of Directors invites all ADINA Members and Candidates to a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME.
 
The topic of the meeting will be focused on:
 
  • Fundraising Events
  • Direct Mail
  • Maintaining Donor Relationships
  • Working with Corporate Partners
 
The board will be reaching out to our member programs to share what they have been doing during this time including a Q & A session at the end.  The zoom link was sent to all the executive directors.  PLEASE EMAIL ME AT [email protected] IF YOU NEED THE ZOOM LINK TO JOIN THE MEETING.

 


ADINA Regional Chapter Board

Contact ADINA

[email protected]al.org