Education/Training Services

GUIDE DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS

 
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides various training programs to fit the needs of qualified individuals to handle a guide dog. Training program includes proper use, care and handling of the guide dog in rural, suburban and urban settings.

Residential Program - A 21 day residential program held 12 times a year with a small class size, about 12 per class.

Special Needs Program- For students who, in addition to being legally blind, have a condition that affects their mobility, such as hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, etc.

Action Program - An accelerated 10-day residential and 5-day in-home program for experienced guide dog users.

Home Training Program - An in-home program for applicants who cannot attend the residential program
LocationWestchester
Geographical AreaInternational (Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester)
TerritoryOn-site parking
Public TransportationCross streets: Gomer Street and Granite Springs Road
Facility/ADA AccessHandicap accessible
Intake ProcedureCall 800-942-0149 or Check website: www.guidingeyes.org
Intake RequirementsApplication packet required, Online application available
Documents RequiredCurrent medical report from a physician
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, American Sign language
EligibilityIndividuals who are legally blind, age 16+ years, are ambulatory (cannot serve wheelchair users), and physically and psychologically able to handle a guide dogApplicants with a history of drug/alcohol addiction must be sober/clean for at least 1 year
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone/Not Applicable
 
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 611 Granite Springs Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Main Phone 914-245-4024
Other Phone 800-942-0149 (Toll Free)
Fax 914-243-2232
Service Location Email info@guidingeyes.org
Web Address www.guidingeyes.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND
Affiliated Program: GUIDE DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS
This Service: Education/Training Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Blindness (YF-9000.0100)
Dog Guides (LR-7950.1700)
Orientation and Mobility Training (LR-6400)