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Children’s and Youth Mobility Group Programs 2019 (Sydney Region)

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT run a number of programs for small groups of school aged children who are blind or vision impaired. Here at Guide Dogs, we feel that it is really important for children with vision loss to experience and learn core orientation and mobility (O&M) skills, while developing connections and learning from others.

Sydney Kids

Sydney Kids is a group mobility program for primary school aged children (6-12 year olds) and aims to develop core orientation and mobility (O&M) skills in a fun and inclusive environment. The themes for our upcoming 2019 programs focus on developing communication, travel and problem solving skills.

Express Yourself

16th and 17th April 2019 (School Holidays)

What is involved?

Communication Skills

  • Explore the importance of self-advocacy 
  • Build social confidence
  • Practice conversation skills

X Marks the Spot

9th and 10th July 2019 (School Holidays)

What is involved?

Mapping and Route Travel

  • Understand, follow and create different types of maps
  • Explore travel apps
  • Learn how to use landmarks and clues in the environment

Mobility Detectives

8th and 9th October 2019 (School Holidays)

What is involved?

Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Work as a team to solve problems
  • Use problem solving on travel routes
  • Learn to be an effective problem solvers

Register your child’s interest for an upcoming Sydney Kids program by contacting Guide Dogs NSW/ACT on:

Chatswood Office

02 9412 9300

sydneykidschatswood [at] guidedogs.com.au

Blacktown Office

02 9676 5802

sydneykidsblacktown [at] guidedogs.com.au

To register your child for the next program, please call us call us on 1800 484 333 or fill out an enquiry form.

Youth Program

This program brings secondary aged students together to learn a range of core Orientation and Mobility (O&M) and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills in a fun, group setting. It allows teenagers to develop relevant skills as well as make new connections and develop their social skills. Please see below for program themes and dates for 2019.

My Kitchen Rules

15th and 18th April 2019

What is involved?

Discover your kitchen skills in a mobility and cooking program.

Flying High

8th and 11th July 2019

What is involved?

Thinking of travelling? Develop skills and practical techniques associated with airline travel.

Survivor

30th September – 4th October 2019

What is involved?

Do you have what it takes to explore the Australian wilderness?

Summer Camp

January 2020 - Further details and dates to be advised.

What is involved?

After attending one of the above programs, you can apply the skills learnt throughout 2019 and attend our Summer Adventure.

Register your interest for an upcoming Youth Program by contacting Guide Dogs NSW/ACT on:

Wollongong Office

(02) 4225 9247

youth [at] guidedogs.com.au

If you would like further information about our Children's Services, or would like to request an appointment with one of our O&M specialists, please either call us on 1800 484 333 or fill out an enquiry form.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT are an accredited NDIS Provider, please discuss your funding options with your local office.