Celebrating access and inclusion
Guide Dogs SA/NT is dedicated to celebrating how Guide Dogs and Autism Assistance Dogs enhance access and inclusion for people living with disability.
The stories below reflect on the positive impact access and inclusion creates in the lives of people living vision impairment, children with autism, and their families.
You can share your own positive experiences of access and inclusion on social media using the hashtags #AccessAllAreas and #CelebrateGuideDogs
Bob with Guide Dog 'Ocker'
Bob and Guide Dog ‘Ocker’ graduated as a newly matched team on International Guide Dog Day 2019.
We’re proud to share our clients' achievements and reflect on the everyday victories our clients can achieve with their best friend by their side.
Guide Dogs are worth celebrating because they enable people with vision impairment or blindness to go where they want, when they want – safely and with independence.
Joan with Guide Dog 'Ellis'
Over the past 28 years, Joan’s Guide Dogs have enabled her to travel extensively throughout Australia – from Perth to Sydney and many places in between.
Laws protecting access and inclusion open up the world for Joan and others living with vision impairment or blindness.
With Guide Dog 'Ellis' by her side, Joan can continue to live independently and achieve her goals.
Judy and Lachlan with Autism Assistance Dog 'Zeke'
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, Judy says: "Zeke is Lachlan’s ticket to the outside world.”
For families like Lachlan’s, our Autism Assistance Dogs can unlock family wellbeing and positive social interaction – often for the first time.
Stories of independence
On International White Cane Day, Guide Dogs SA/NT client, Sarah wants to show the world what people living with blindness or vision impairment can achieve. Watch this video to meet Sarah and hear her story of independence.
Hear from Lisa, Jody and Neil on how Guide Dogs are changing the lives of people living with vision impairment or blindness.
With thanks for your support
Rebecca’s son Ryder has been matched with Autism Assistance Dog, Griffin, thanks to your generosity. Your support has changed their lives and here, Rebecca says ‘thank you’.