At Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, we believe that vision loss should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life. We understand that independence and mobility gives people the freedom to enjoy life, embrace new experiences and reach their goals.
We encourage anyone with a vision impairment who is aged 65 or under to get in touch to discuss what options and supports they may have available to them under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
As a registered NDIS service provider, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT can provide you with a variety of supports that will help to:
- increase your independence;
- minimise the impact of your vision loss; and
- build your capacity for education, employment and social participation.
Here’s how Guide Dogs NSW/ACT can support you:
Why choose Guide Dogs NSW/ACT?
- Our Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialists undertake a Master of Special Education (Sensory Disability) and are experts in assessing and training people who are blind or vision impaired.
- The majority of our services are provided on a one-to-one basis in a person’s home, school, workplace or local area. This means that training can be provided when and where it is needed.
- At Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, we work hard to fit in with a person’s schedule - not the other way around. This means supports through the NDIS can be delivered on weekends and after hours if it is the most suitable option for the person.
- We pride ourselves on our quick response to participant’s needs. This includes ensuring participants stay informed throughout the whole transition and training process, while also having reliable and quick access to equipment and training.
- Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is Australia’s leading provider of Guide Dogs and other services that enable people with impaired vision to get around their communities safely and independently.
- Guide Dogs NSW/ACT can assist participants transition to the NDIS as quickly and easily as possible. Our staff are aware of the wide variety of supports that people who are blind or vision impaired require and can help participants to find support providers that best meet their individual needs while also assisting with the coordination of these supports on a participants individual plan.
- Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is committed to providing services at no cost to clients who are not eligible for the NDIS. Clients who are eligible but who choose not to receive NDIS support for any reason, will be invited to meet with a Support Coordinator to discuss their reasons. Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is also a registered provider with My Aged Care as a grant recipient under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
If you would like further information about any of the supports offered by Guide Dogs, 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.