Our work begins on our Boston-area campus, but we are committed to sharing our knowledge and our resources with the people who need it most. We offer many services for people of all ages who are visually impaired as well as for vision professionals, classroom teachers, care providers for individuals 55 and older, medical professionals and family members.
Sharing Resources, Sharing Possibilities
Perkins Community Programs connect people with the information and resources to help them lead active and independent lives – regardless of their location, age, or connection to someone with vision loss with or without other disabilities. Our programs include:
- Special classes and programs offered on and off our campus
- Services provided by our Braille & Talking Book Library and Low Vision Clinic
- In-home outreach efforts for infants
- Outreach to students and teachers in public and private schools
Empowering the Community: A United Effort
Community programs are supported by advisory committees comprised of representatives from each New England state, vocational rehabilitation agencies, special education departments, parents and teachers. These committees provide guidance to community programs at Perkins and direction for program development. Together, we are increasing services to students who are blind, or visually impaired, and to professionals throughout New England.