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Childrens' Mobility Service


The Children's Mobility Service encourages youth with vision loss to begin working on their travel skills at a very early age so they can prepare for the complex, dynamic and ever changing world we live in. We aim to show parents that mobility training is an important ongoing part of their children's development and education much like any other part of their school curriculum.

Guide Dogs Victoria has a specialist team of Orientation & Mobility Instructors in the Children's Mobility Service, skilled to provide training to students with low vision or blindness, who are currently completing or entering into their primary, secondary or tertiary education.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Any student who has vision loss and is facing challenges moving confidently and safely through the environment may benefit from our specialist training.

Some of these challenges may include:

  • Colliding with obstacles or people
  • Experiencing problems walking on different surfaces
  • Experiencing difficulties walking up or down stairs
  • Becoming lost in the school or local environment
  • Difficulty reading signs or accessing information
  • Low confidence moving safely through busy or unfamiliar environments

REFERRAL PROCESS

Any student with vision loss can be referred to the Children's Mobility Service for assessment and training. It is a good idea to plan ahead and refer a student well before any milestones in their life such as a change of school.

We welcome all referrals and enquiries from students, parents/guardians, health professionals and Visiting Teachers.

For further information or to make a referral contact:

Referrals Officer
Guide Dogs Victoria Chandler Hwy (Private Bag 13) Kew Victoria 3101

Ph. 1800 804 805 or email referrals@guidedogsvictoria.com.au

Address 2-6 Chandler Highway
Kew VIC 3101
Tel 1800 804 805
Fax 03 9854 4500
 
Website www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au