Image Description: Chad Nelson, wearing a black jacket and dark-colored pants, stands, facing the camera and smiling. His cane is to the left and in front of an artful display of birch branches standing on the vertical. Behind Chad is a lighted and windowed room in a conference center.

The BLIND Inc. Experience!

Attending a structured discovery independence training center can boost confidence, help you acquire new skills and build on the tools you already have in your toolbox. Chad Nelson, a recent Blind, Inc., graduate, describes what his experience at the center did to empower him.

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Janell, wearing a dark-toned coat stands to the left of her mother, who is wearing a lighter-toned winter coat. Janell holds Sully’s harness. Sully, a black lab, stands in front of the women and is looking toward the camera. All are standing on a snowy wooden front porch.

THE UNEXPECTED ABILITIES OF A GUIDE DOG IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION

Guide dogs go through rigorous and thorough training, but there are times when unexpected situations arise for which the dog might have had no prior experience. Janell Groskreutz tells the story of how her guide dog, Sully, remained calm and obedient during an emergency.