Child Mobility Programme

On the Child Mobility Programme run by Irish Guide Dogs, children and young adults are taught skills such as long cane training and daily living skills. We offer them assistance to support their learning experience, such as accessing information and participating in PE.

Child Mobility info

On our Child Mobility Programme, children and young adults are taught skills such as long cane training and daily living skills. We offer them assistance to support their learning experience, such as accessing information and participating in PE.
We work with children or young adults, their parents/guardians, their teacher and the school in order to enhance our students’ quality of life.
We also provide schools, parents and guardians with hints and tips on how to make their environment more accessible for the visually impaired student.
This programme is only available in Cork, Tipperary and Waterford and can be accessed through direct referral from Visiting Teacher Services provided by the Department of Education and Skills.
Have any questions? Contact Irish Guide Dogs today at: 1850 506 300 or email: clientservices@guidedogs.ie

Orientation Programme

This programme supports our VI Clients as well as our Child and Youth Project with Long Cane and Life Skills support

Orientation and Mobility Training

NCBI provides Orientation and Mobility Training to individuals of all ages, nationally. Training in safe travel techniques ranging from orientation skills, to independent travel using long cane are provided mainly on a one to one basis. Orientation and Mobility Training is available nationally across NCBI Centres, home and school environments.
Introduction to safe travel techniques and strategies is available on both an individual and group basis. NCBI’s Children and Young Person’s Team host both residential and day camps across the country for children and teenagers (aged 9 – 18) to support Orientation and Mobility and Independent Travel Skills.
For more information, please contanct NCBI on (01) 830 7033.
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