What we do
Our reason for being
To enable a lifetime of independence, participation, inclusion and wellbeing for children and adults with vision impairment or blindness, other sensory impairment and autism through the provision of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs, specialist services and assistive technologies.
Helping people with sensory loss achieve independence
With offices based in Adelaide and Darwin, Guide Dogs SA and Guide Dogs NT provide services to all regional and remote areas, to help people reach their full potential.
We assist people with sensory loss – those who are blind, vision impaired, or who have co-sensory conditions – to achieve a lifetime of independence. We also provide Autism Assistance Dogs for families of children living with autism.
Our services for people who are blind or vision impaired, or who have co-sensory impairment, include:
- Guide Dog Services
- Autism Assistance Dogs
- Therapy Dogs
- Vision Services
- Orientation and Mobility Services
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Hearing Services
- Sensory Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Northern Territory
A recognised quality based organisation with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, Guide Dogs is committed to providing services to enhance the quality of life of people living with sensory disability.
The executive and management teams will regularly review the performance of the Quality Management System and our quality objectives.
The Quality Policy will be communicated to new staff at induction, who are also provided with regular updates regarding Quality Management System, and make sure that our stakeholders have access to the Quality Policy.
We will be responsive to our clients' needs and work within legislative and regulatory requirements. These objectives are pivotal to our values and strategic direction and provide pathways to our clients to enhance their quality of life.