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About Perkins

Perkins is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from both staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. We are always questioning how to best serve our students in the classroom, in the community and around the world.

Perkins is a unique and exciting place, but don’t take our word for it. See what happens every day on our campus in this video overview.

While Perkins is proud of all that has been achieved since 1829, we believe there is still much work to be done.

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  • Today, in New England, around the nation and throughout the world, many people who are visually impaired are not receiving the services they need to be healthy and independent. Together we can raise awareness.

  • Today, the challenge of preparing students to become independent is more complex than ever. Together we can support the changing needs of our students.

  • Today, in the developing world, 85% of children with disabilities receive no education. Together we can take the next steps to building a brighter future for these children.

  • Today, many members of the growing population of seniors in this country are losing their sight. Also thanks to medical advances, more premature babies are surviving but may face serious problems with vision and hearing. As the need for our services increases, the Perkins family must work even harder.

Together we can prove that at Perkins, all we see is possibility, today and tomorrow.