National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month! In observance of National Guide Dog Month, members and friends of the American Council of the Blind of WNY (ACBWNY) ARE PARTNERING WITH local guide dog users for a walk Down Delaware Avenue between Hertel Avenue and Amherst Street on Saturday September 17 from10:00am until noon.

What My Guide Dog Means To Me (By a graduate of the Guide Dog Foundation)

  • Being light on my feet
  • Steadfastness
  • Confidence
  • Mobility
  • Safety
  • Affection
  • Responsibility
  • Devotion
  • A Bond like no other
  • Traveling with ease
  • Good listener
  • A fit like hand in glove

Guide Dog Schools in the US

  • Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc. Bloomfield, CT 06002 Home Training Only
  • Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind Cassville, NY 13318
  • Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. Smithtown, NY 11787-2976
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. San Rafael, CA 94915-1200
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Boring, OR 97009
  • Guide Dogs of America Sylmar, CA 91342
  • Guide Dogs of Texas San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert, Inc. Palm Springs, CA 92263
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc. Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • Independence Guide Dogs
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Rochester, MI 48307-3115
  • Pilot Dogs Inc. Columbus, OH 43215-4496
  • The Seeing Eye, Inc. Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
  • Southeastern Guide Dog Foundation Palmetto,

Children’s Event

This year, our children’s event will be held during the ACBNY state convention. The Buffalo Zoo will be coming to us at the Holiday Inn at 4600 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, NY. We will have 2 presentations, one at 9.30am and another at 10.30am.

This event is free to blind and deaf blind children and young adults under 18 years old. Please contact us for more information.

2015 National Convention

The 54th annual ACB convention will be held in Dallas, TX. Detailed information can be found on the National ACB site HERE.

Buffalo Public Library Presentation

On October 25, the ACB of WNY did a presentation at the Buffalo Public Library for all students, primarily to address students on the importance of staying in school. We featured new equipment , a guide dog, and had several speakers on their challenges as a blind professional but how worth it was to stick with their goals.

The chapter raffled off two Ipod Shuffles and gave halloween candy away to those students that came.