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A young woman walks with a black Lab guide dog, accompanied by a guide dog mobility instructor.

Ready, Set, FORWARD!

If you are blind or visually impaired and between the ages of 14-24, please plan to join us for our monthly webinar series as we help you answer the burning question: to cane or to canine?

Realize the PAWS-ibilities as we talk to guide dog users, GDB staff members, parents, and blindness professionals during our monthly webinars. We will explore a different topic each month - from understanding the differences between using a cane or a guide dog for mobility, how best to prepare for a guide dog partnership, our K9 Buddy option if a guide dog is not in your future, to what your day-to-day life might look like with a guide dog when you are in high school or away at college, participating in recreational activities, or traveling with your guide dog on a plane, train, or in an automobile.

You’ll also learn about the canine connection and how a K9 Buddy or a guide dog might fit into your family life and social interactions, and how having a dog can help build your confidence and advocacy skills. You will hear some “tails” of success from our alumni who received their guide at a young age and are living the “ruff life!”

And if you are a parent or teacher of a child, teen, or young adult who is blind or has low-vision and might benefit from a partnership with a K9 Buddy or a guide dog, these webinars are for you as well!

We realize that people have so many questions, and the GDB community has the answers!

When: The last Thursday of every month

Time: 5:00 pm PST

Location: Zoom

Dates and Topics, 2023-2024

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