Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs help children and young people with visual impairement reach their potential

We can produce books in large-print, tailor-made to suit your child’s eye condition. Books include fact and popular fiction titles, annuals and National Curriculum revision guides.

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Discover how assistive technology (also called access or adaptive technology) could help your child play and study – and how you can secure funding.

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Playing with sensory toys and apps will help improve your child's social, emotional and technological skills. Find out how we can help you choose and fund what your child needs.

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A UK-wide programme of day and weekend family events where children with a visual impairment, and their siblings, can play with others who have similar conditions...

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How to get support that will meet your child’s needs ensuring they are supported at school, and they attend the nursery, school or college that’s right for them.

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Family support
Our trained and experienced family support officers are able to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment your child is diagnosed with a vision impairment.

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Our Movement Matters training will give your child the confidence to independently navigate the world around them safely.

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A guide dog could offer significant benefits to your child, including increased confidence, self-esteem, independence and mobility.

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We believe that a dog can make a remarkable difference in any child’s life by fostering a sense of responsibility...

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