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Guide dog

I could benefit from a guide dog.  Parkinson's and vision imvolvement make my walking somewhat difficult at times.
How would I go about signing up.  
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  The National Parkinson's Disease Foundation should be able to help and they also have information listed about how to qualify for a guide dog and who could help. If your visual impairment is within the specific criteria to be eligible for a guide dog agencies that help people who are bliding or visually impaired could help as well.
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I have been legally blind for over 20 yrs but still can get from place to place and now 3  yrs ago was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease.  I have called the Parkinson's Foundation and other agencies but due to having typical loss of volume I can not make my needs clear enough.  At this point I don't know if I need a guide dog due to my vision loss or a service dog due to my Parkinson's although I tend to think my Parkinson's is getting worse while my vision is holding steady. I would appreciate any advise you may provide.   And completing this message was terribly difficult due to the small font size.    
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