Early Learning

Burcu Gul embraces a female student in Ankara, Turkey.
February 22, 2017
Inspired by her Perkins training, Burcu Gül wants to open Turkey’s first preschool for children with multiple disabilities.
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.
Aidan rolls his wheelchair down a sidewalk on the Perkins campus, his teacher walking next to him.
November 2, 2016
For Zoey, Aidan and Izzy, Perkins School for the Blind offered a life-changing opportunity for success.
A young girl looks at a machine with glowing lights
November 1, 2016
The mother of a daughter with cortical visual impairment appreciates the chance to volunteer at Perkins.
A young child reaches out a hand to touch a guitar
October 21, 2016
What I do: Music therapist Kiera Thompson uses the power of music to help Perkins students achieve their goals.
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.
Cheyenne in the hallway of her school, holding a pre-cane
July 8, 2016
A mother of a legally blind child tapped into her local school district and Perkins resources to enable her daughter to reach her fullest potential.
A young girl passes a green ball to her classmate.
June 28, 2016
Social interaction skills help students of all ages like Grace, Kevin and Michael connect with other people.
A child reaches both hands out to touch a corn snake
June 16, 2016
Perkins preschoolers make friends with animals that slither, jump and crawl during an educational visit from a traveling animal presenter.

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