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Thursday, April 23 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Breakout Session 5B: The Seeing Eye: Promoting Independence for People Who are Blind

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The Seeing Eye's mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye® dogs .In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.


Dave Johnson

Director of Instruction and Training, The Seeing Eye Inc
Dave has worked in varying capacities for The Seeing Eye for nearly 36 years. His current role as Director of Instruction and Training involves the overseeing of Admissions and Graduate Services, Nursing, Advocacy and Government Relations, and the Training of the Instructional Staff... Read More →

Melissa Allman

Advocacy and Government Relations Specialist, The Seeing Eye, Inc
Melissa joined The Seeing Eye as the organizations first full time Advocacy specialist in 2018 after practicing law for a dozen years.  In her role she interfaces constantly with the nearly 1700 Seeing Eye graduates regarding advocacy and access issues, tracks bills on the state... Read More →

Thursday April 23, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EDT