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for the Blind

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The Seeing Eye - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

The Seeing Eye
10 Washington Valley Road
P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963
(973) 539-4425 (Local)
(973) 539-0922 (Fax)
(800) 539-4425 (Toll-Free)
info@seeingeye.org
http://www.seeingeye.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Staff description: Instructors undergo a 3-year apprenticeship program.
Geographic area served: United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Publications: The Seeing Eye Guide.

Locations

105 Gordon Baker Road
Willowdale, ON M2H 3PH

Staff

Pauline Alexander, Manager, Admissions and Graduate Services, admissions@seeingeye.org
Craig Garretson, Manager of Communications, cgarretson@seeingeye.org
James Kutsch, President, jkutsch@seeingeye.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Dog Guide Training
    • The Seeing Eye provides training in the use of a dog guide and follow-up services for graduates.
  • Information and Referral
    • Has public education program, which includes providing films and speakers by special request.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Seeing Eye Seminar for Youth (SESY) is a workshop designed for young people ages 15-19 to experience the exhilaration of traveling with a Seeing Eye dog. During the seminar, teens learn the benefits of dog guide travel as well as the responsibilities involved in handling a dog guide and what a full Seeing Eye training program entails. The seminar increases participants' awareness of the orientation skills that transfer from the long cane to the dog guide system.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • We have several staff Outreach Specialists who are graduates of our program. Some have been traveling with dogs for decades. We provide on-site presentations, as well as exhibiting at national, state and local conferences and conventions. Our speakers have expertise in many areas of Rehabilitation.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Dog guide mobility training. Partnering with a Seeing Eye dog adds a new level of mobility, independence and self-confidence, inspiring you to travel when and where you wish with greater safety than ever before. Throughout its history, The Seeing Eye has helped thousands of people with visual impairments achieve their own personally defined success.

Ongoing Events/Programs

The Seeing Eye Seminar for Youth
The Seeing Eye - Guide Dog Mobility Training

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