A Summerton mother is upset after she says her disabled daughter was turned away at school for having a service dog.
This year was the first time Eva Heisch got to take her 4-year-old daughter, Sophia, to school, but Heisch said it hasn’t been the experience she was expecting.
“The school has been fighting me for several months,” Heisch said. “There’s been a lot of confrontations, and with them accommodating my daughter’s disabilities.”
Sophia has been diagnosed with autism, and as part of her treatment, a psychiatrist, in a written statement, said that Sophia “requires” a service dog and “needs to be tethered to her service dog.”
Heisch said her daughter has also been diagnosed with ADHD and epilepsy.