All Events
E.g., 2017-01-24
Raising a Confident Child January 26 12:00PM | Online Part 7 of Learning with Blindness, a free parent webinar series.
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies January 30 (All day) | Online This course will offer practical AAC strategies for educators who work with early communicators with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
Adult Sign Language Classes - Spring 2017 January 30 (All day) | Grousbeck Center The Spring 2017 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin on January 30, 2017 and run for 10 weeks. Anyone age 16 or over may register.
Active Learning: Functional Schemes Assessment February 3 12:30PM | Grousbeck Center Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors in Active Learning.
Bookshare Train-the-Trainer February 6 (All day) | Online Online course offers education specialists the tools necessary to guide and instruct teachers on how to effectively implement Bookshare in the classroom.
Adaptive Ski Festival February 12 (All day) | Sugarloaf Mountain (Meet at Perkins) Students enjoy skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, at the annual New England Blind & VI Ski Festival (NEVI Fest). No previous ski experience needed. (FULL)
Winter Vacation Theater Program February 19 (All day) | Northeast Building Students will participate in classes and rehearsals as well as attend a local theater production. (FULL)
AAC with Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities March 3 (All day) | Grousbeck Center Explore ways educators can develop and integrate lite- and lo-tech Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for students who are visually impaired.


A woman holding an iPhone standing behind a podium addressing an audience
January 13

Mass Innovation Night’s crowd honors Perkins’ smartphone app that helps people who are blind locate bus stops.

A young man who is blind, wearing a suit and tie, sits at a table for a job interview.
Fall 2016

Perkins teams up with Harvard Extension School to launch online course promoting more inclusive hiring policies.

A man in glasses and a blue button-down shirt sits in front of a bulletin board full of papers.
January 23

What I do: Behavior analyst Zach Bird helps students overcome behavioral problems so they can learn and thrive.