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Mastering a positive attitude is Marie’s key to success

December 6th, 2018

This week, we celebrated International Day of People with Disability but, at Guide Dogs SA/NT, our clients offer a daily reminder that disability is not a barrier to achieving goals.

As Guide Dog user and tenpin bowling champion, Marie puts it, ‘Every day, people with vision impairment are told, “You can’t do this. You can’t do that.” My answer is “Watch me.” I’ll show you what I will do.’

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Life skills for greater independence

November 10th, 2017

Just like any other 29 year old, Chelsea Bartlett wants to live an independent life.

The young woman, who has less than five degrees of peripheral vision, is making the journey to reach her goals with guidance and training from Guide Dogs SA/NT.

Read how our cooking program is adding to her skills set and building confidence.

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A perfect match!

August 7th, 2017

It’s a perfect match! Congratulations to Arron and his Guide Dog, Helix, who have just graduated as a team. Helix has changed Arron’s life, bringing confidence and independence. Thank you to all the volunteers, donors and suppawters who helped make their journey happen.

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Marie bowls 'em over with medal winning game

October 21st, 2015

Gold! Gold! Gold! Big congratulations to Marie Ryan who bowled 'em over in 10 pin bowling at the recent Masters Games.

Her team of three, who are all legally blind, won an incredible 11 Gold and one Silver medal between them and five of these were Marie's. She was also the overall top scoring female in ten pin bowling.

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White cane symbol of ability for new Master

March 27th, 2015

For University graduate Julie Sutherland, her white cane is a powerful symbol of ability.

Today Julie will graduate with a Masters in Management (Arts and Cultural Management) from the University of South Australia.


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Tony Doyle wins Australia Council award

March 20th, 2015

Congratulations to Tony Doyle in winning the prestigious Ros Bower Award from the Australia Council for his long-time work in disability arts advocacy.

Tony was presented with his award at a dinner in Sydney on Thursday 19 March. Guide Dogs SA/NT has been pleased to be part of Tony’s life journey with mobility and independence training. Tony is an inspiration.

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Plea to tackle the invisible disease

March 10th, 2015

Rodney Stanton has a simple message for others in World Glaucoma Week: please get your eyes checked. Early diagnosis can make such a difference.

Rodney, 56, has congenital glaucoma and has had severe vision impairment since birth.


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Watch Guide Dog Ellis in training

August 15th, 2014

E Litter brothers Ernie, Elis and Eli training to become Guide Dogs and Autism Assistance Dogs. Click through to watch a video of the pups as they head out to the Bay for a training session and then for a play.

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Peace of Mind

March 25th, 2013 - Hearing Services, Guide Dogs SA

Lois has had her Specialised Smoke Alarm for more than  a decade and is grateful for the peace of mind it brings.

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