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Legal access rights: Lachlan and Zeke

April 17th, 2019

When Lachlan and his family were matched with Autism Assistance Dog ‘Zeke’, their lives changed forever. From a simple trip to the supermarket to the family’s first theme-park holiday, his mum Judy says:  “Zeke is Lachlan’s ticket to the outside world.”

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Celebrating access and inclusion: Joan and Ellis

April 15th, 2019

Joan, a Guide Dog user and keen traveller, began her journey with Guide Dogs SA/NT in 1991 alongside a black Labrador named ‘Velvet’. She has recently been matched with her fourth Guide Dog ‘Ellis’ and together they will graduate at a special Awards Ceremony on International Guide Dog Day.

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Legal access rights: Arron and Helix

April 13th, 2019

Arron is a Guide Dog user and talented musician who performs at music venues across Australia. Since being matched with his first Guide Dog Helix in 2017, Arron’s career has flourished along with his newfound independence to go where he wants, when he wants.

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Celebrating access and inclusion: Josiah and Vespa

April 11th, 2019

In the lead up to International Guide Dog Day on Wednesday 24 April, we’re celebrating how our amazing dogs can change the lives of people living with disability. We’re pleased to launch this series of client stories with a newly matched team who will graduate at our Awards Presentation on International Guide Dog Day.

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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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