Liam has a rare genetic condition called Norrie disease and had little confidence until he received Yoda from Guide a Dogs NSW/ACT Pets As Therapy program.
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Thanks to a Ruby hand-held magnifier recommended by the Low Vision Clinic, and a new pair of glasses, John can continue to enjoy reading the newspaper.
An Orientation and Mobility Instructor from our Central West region introduced two-year old Riley to a 'pre-cane' to safely negotiate steps and other hazards.
Aran has Retinitis Pigmentosa and has been receiving orientation and mobility services from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT for the last two years.
Sue-Ellen is one of Australia's top equestrian riders despite living with the degenerative eye condition Retinitis Pigmentosa.
A beautiful Labrador called Tess is a Pets As Therapy dog for around 60 students with severe disabilities at the Fisher Road School.
After training with an O&M instructor in using a long cane, Steve Widders developed a passion for walking and raised funds to help train a Guide Dog puppy.
Marie is an 80-year old avid lawn bowler who would not let Macular Degeneration keep her from the green.
Deb credits the services she's received from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, such as cane training and orientation support, as being key to her functionality.
Paralegal Nic Parsons, who has Lebers Amaurosis, uses a GPS iPhone app called BlindSquare along with his long cane to travel independently.