While attending the 2019 NFB Convention in Las Vegas, Jeff Thompson had the opportunity to talk with Jim Power from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Jim is a Field Service Manager and talks about the process of applying for a Guide Dog and the process one experiences in obtaining a Guide Dog. You can find out more about Guide Dogs for the Blind by calling 1-800-295-4050 and on the web at www.GuideDogs.com.
Jeff mentions that a lot of his friends have Guide Dogs from GDB and one of them being Belo Cipriani. Belo’s video can be found on the Guide Dogs for the Blind YouTube Channeland you can also find Belo’s interviewthat he did with the Blind Abilities Team back in 2017. You can find more stories about Guide Dogs on the GDB YouTube Channel.
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
To find your State Services in your State you can go to www.AFB.org and search the directory for your agency.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.