Founded in 1829, Perkins is a global leader in education for people who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with additional disabilities. Perkins provides a wide range of programs, services and tools for infants, children and adults who are blind, as well as families, educators and advocates in the U.S.and internationally.
Perkins School for the Blind
Phone: (617) 924-3434
At its historic campus in Watertown, the school offers accredited residential and day programs for students from birth to 22 years who are blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities. Programs include academics, arts and music, athletics, physical therapy, prevocational training, independent living skills and more.
Phone: (617) 972-7456
Experts provide independent evaluations of students, age 3 to 22 years, with visual impairments. Students’ strengths and needs are evaluated, so teachers and parents can develop individualized education programs that provide the best possible learning experience for children in public or private schools.
Phone: (617) 972-7432
Weekend, vacation and summer programs give students who are visually impaired an opportunity to develop educational, vocational and independent-living skills, while enjoying recreational activities and spending time with their peers. Students gain self-confidence, insight and friendships for life. Programs are available for elementary through high school students.
Gives vision educators the extra tools and training they need to encourage children who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their maximum potential. Teachers of the visually impaired, early intervention specialists, non-profit and government agency employees can choose from a variety of training seminars, workshops and professional development programs hosted by Perkins.