with the Royal Society for the Blind

With almost 140 years’ experience, See Differently South Australia’s leading provider of low vision services and products.

See Differently OPK9 Graduation – 10 Years of impact for unique Assistance Dog Program. 

March 2024

Ten years ago, with expertise in running a successful guide dog program, See Differently with the Royal Society for the Blind, piloted an assistance dog program for veterans, and there’s been no looking back! 

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Discover your puppy volunteering passion with us! 🐾

Have you ever considered training and caring for a puppy but arent sure where to start? Now is your opportunity to speak with our fantastic puppy team and ask them all your burning questions at our next information sessions. 

But before you join us for the fun, let us know youre keen by registering here >> https://bit.ly/3hmWCky. If youre a perfect fit, expect to hear from us shortly!

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Omg Chester looks so tiny there 😂

What! No black beauties?

Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Marking 10 years of the See Differently OPK9 Program at our 2024 Graduation

In the last 10 years, the See Differently OPK9 program has achieved remarkable success in pairing 62 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with life-changing assistance dogs, providing support and a pathway forward.

At today's moving ceremony, we acknowledged and celebrated the hard work and commitment of our graduates as they start a new chapter with their OPK9 partners.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our fundraisers, corporate partners, and volunteers for their ongoing support. Your contributions have been instrumental in the growth and success of the OPK9 program, enabling us to reach and assist more veterans in need.

Keep reading about this incredible program here >> bit.ly/48w0JiR

Deputy Premier the Honourable Susan Close MP, Nadia Clancy MP, Louise Miller-Frost MP, Matt Burnell MP, Defence Teaming Centre, Daronmont Technologies, Masonic Charities, Navantia Australia, SA Power Networks, REDARC Electronics
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See Differently with the Royal Society for the Blind Congratulations on 10 years of the OPK9 Program and to the graduating class. 💜

It was a wonderful ceremony. Awesome work

Well done one and all!

Wonderful day and great work guys

Wow. Time flies. Fabulous. Congratulations.

Beautiful dogs graduating and all their trainers. Well done.

It was a fantastic day

Lovely day, fantastic to see the dogs graduating

Marlis Knoppien

Wonderful Fantastic

Congratulations to everyone your a wonderful team of wonderful people and the gorgeous dogs who complete the cause, bless you all.

We are so happy to be involved with this great organisation. Congratulations to all.

I remember placing the first OPK9 RSB graduate "Gunner" Murray with 16th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery in 2014 , still have the slouch hat presented to me (as a Veteran) by the Regimental Sergeant Major.

Well done all Keep working together so PTSD can not win. Is Murray still working. Are some of the dogs that were some of the first 10 years ago retired now. Shophie and Prince.

Greg Hopgood & Nassy Hopgood ❤️

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Have you ever heard of barrel racing?

It's a rodeo event where a horse and a rider attempt to run a cloverleaf pattern around barrels in the fastest time. Now, imagine tackling it with just 7% vision—client Megan McLoughlin does exactly that!

In the video below, Megan shares the ins and outs of barrel racing and the challenges she faces when competing.

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