In the Community

A student speaks with an employer at the Work Experience Open House
January 30, 2017
Students who are blind practice essential job-search skills at Perkins’ Work Experience Open House.
Two people, one with a white cane, walk on a sidewalk together
December 22, 2016
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard is the voice for people with disabilities on the Arsenal Street Corridor Working Group.
Three parents sit with a Perkins staff member on adjoining sofas.
November 9, 2016
At Perkins’ weekly parent support groups, moms and dads of children who are blind find connection, advice and encouragement.
A young man places his face in a cardboard creation that sits on top of a table
November 2, 2016
Creative students from the NuVu school build toys to encourage a Perkins student to use her eye prosthesis.
A portrait of Danielle Sturgeon
October 14, 2016
Home-schooled student Danielle Sturgeon turned to Perkins’ Short Courses to learn essential skills before going to college.
Kristin Turgeon smiling
September 22, 2016
Kristin Turgeon makes a full circle by volunteering at the same Perkins School for the Blind program she once attended as a child.
Zachary and Music Director Arnie Harris strum guitars.
September 7, 2016
Students return to Perkins School for the Blind for a new year of learning, laughter and growth.
Bill, 21, works under the hood of a car.
August 31, 2016
Building a Better Day offers blueprint for creating engaging activities for young adults with multiple disabilities.
A young woman in a wheelchair pushed by a middle-aged man grabs school supplies from colorful bins
August 23, 2016
5 tips to help young adults with visual impairment and other disabilities build a more engaged, rewarding life in the community.
Anthony and Ryan sitting together at a desk
August 12, 2016
Students with visual impairments gain job experience with Perkins' five-week World of Work program.

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