In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the civil rights of people with autism and other disabilities. Sometimes disputes involve service or support animals.
Parents of a 12-year-old Michigan boy with autism have started a GoFundMe page to raise money to fight for what they say is their son's right to keep his two ducks as emotional support animals.
Mark and Jen Dyke of Georgetown Township in southwest Michigan allow their son, Dylan, to keep the ducks at their home and someone complained to local officials, according to the GoFundMe campaign. The family was told to remove the ducks, named Nibbles and Bill, because they violate local zoning ordinances.
"This would devastate Dylan as he needs these ducks to function at his best, so we won't give up that easily," the parents wrote in their campaign.