NDIS Assistance Animals
Find a list of NDIS Assistance Animals . There are currently some Assistance Animals providers offering a range of services.
Assistance animals are used by some people living with disabilities to help them get the most out of their day to day experience and to be as independent as possible. While guide dogs are the most common type of assistance animal, they are far from the only type.
Guide dogs assist blind people or people with severely impaired vision as they make their way around their homes and their communities. Miniature horses are sometimes used in this capacity as well, though there is a lack of research into how beneficial they are.
But dogs can also be a great help to people with impaired hearing. Hearing dogs are trained to recognise certain sounds—e.g. a ringing phone or a knock at the door—and to then alert their human companion.