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PHILOSOPHY


Guide Dogs of Hawaii (Adaptive Aids, Canines, and Advocacy for the Blind) is committed to a strong, encouraging and practical philosophy relating to mobility and effective communication for the blind. Based upon the resources available and the positive outcome of blind individuals using aids and equipment to enhance confidence and independence, GDH believes that given suitable aids and equipment, proper training and opportunity, blind people may be able to lead meaningful lives by fully participating in career opportunities, family, community and social activities.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES


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• Guide Dog Training
3 weeks residential training
Domiciliary training on 4th week
Training provided by Guide Dogs Victoria of Australia and New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

• Graduate Services
Ongoing instructor support provided throughout the career of the guide dog
Assistance with veterinary costs is available

• Orientation & Mobility Services
Provided to all clients in order to ensure safe mobility
Provided to applicants requiring additional services to prepare for guide dog training

• Adaptive and Assistive Aids Program
Periodic projects offering aids that may enhance an individual’s independence in mobility or communication.


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