Every child can learn
Unlocking potential. Igniting change.
What we’re working on
Everybody in! Walk/Move for Perkins 2021
Our first annual walk/move event is in person on Saturday October 2, 2021.
We believe all children have great potential, that possibility exists in every challenge and that education is a human right.
We believe the world is made more vibrant when all people are seen, valued and empowered to make their voices heard.
We believe partnership, collaboration and sustainability are the keys to creating true, lasting change around the world.
We’re making a difference around the world, evolving our best practices, training teachers and building education systems.
Perkins sets standards and builds networks to sustain and strengthen teaching, learning and community life around the world.
We work to transform childrens’ futures through the power of teacher training.
Perkins welcomes people from around the world to train to teach children with complex disabilities.
Perkins works to get children the support they need around the world.
Perkins India works to identify children with complex disabilities and connect them to the services they need to thrive.
Children in 93 countries and all 50 states have access to a Perkins-trained teacher. Because we believe every child can learn.
This is how many college students with visual impairments do not obtain a degree. We’re leading the national conversation about college success.
1 in 4 people have a disability. We consult with business, higher ed, healthcare and other industries to ensure their digital products are accessible to all.
Help us make a difference for children and young adults with complex disabilities and visual impairments.
Gary Aussant Director, Perkins Access
“A lot of people don’t realize how difficult it is for people with disabilities to navigate the digital world. It’s important to me to help our clients truly understand that accessibility really makes a difference to people, and to the world. Because an accessible experience is really a better experience, for every customer. ”
Katherine Holland Perkins International
“At Perkins, we believe in possibility, this radical view that everyone matters, that every child can learn, and learning is for life. And we have the expertise to make it happen. We’re not bystanders—we act, locally, nationally, and around the world.”
Rachel Bennett CVI Now
“Raising a child with a different normal means I am building a new world for my son every day. It’s incredible that my personal journey has brought me to Perkins as the Content and Community Manager for CVINow.org. We are building CVI Now into an essential website and a dynamic online community for CVI families.”
The diverse abilities of our students are what makes Perkins a powerful leader in educating the 6 million children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities.
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