GDB Grad Fulfills Her Lifelong Dream to Study Abroad
GDB graduate Aria Mia Loberti never let others stand in the way of pursuing her dreams. Earlier this year, Aria Mia and her guide dog, Ingrid, left for the U.K. to pursue the pinnacle of her lifelong dream – getting a Ph.D. And she won’t be enrolling in just any old graduate program. Aria was accepted as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program.
GDB Community Outreach Specialist Describes the Guide Dog Lifestyle
Guide dogs can be life-changing for people who are blind or visually impaired. They can enhance a person’s independence, mobility, and lifestyle. GDB Community Outreach Specialist Jake Koch discusses guide dog readiness, orientation and mobility training, and more on A Sense of Texas, the podcast from the Outreach Team at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
California residents John and Erika Ammirati first sponsored a Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) client and dog team in 1996 to honor Erika’s mother, Greta Brandeis, who had recently passed away. They thought it would be a one-time gift, but after attending a graduation on campus, the Ammiratis knew they were hooked. Twenty-four years later, they are still thrilled to be supporting GDB.
GDB Embarks on Two-Year Study with the American Foundation for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is partnering with the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) to embark on an in-depth study to examine the long-term outlook for guide dog use in the United States and Canada.
This first-of-its-kind study seeks to determine why guide dog ownership is more prevalent in the United Kingdom, compared to the United States and Canada. We hope the insights from the study will help us understand how to remove barriers to serve more clients.
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