Kimi , who started at Perkins in 2004, is a graduate of the Perkins Deafblind School. Her favorite activity at Perkins is flower work, arranging bud vases and then delivering them to Belmont Manor nursing home. Kimi is looking forward to her future post-graduation because she’ll have more time to hang out with her older brother!
John, a Secondary School graduate who started at Perkins in 2009, has many things he’s going to miss about Perkins, including school concerts, walks with friends, and, of course, the food on campus! John’s favorite activities are watering plants and shopping at the Perk Café.
Kim is heading to Reynolds Community College in the fall, with an interest in public policy and disability advocacy and justice. Compass has taught her a lot about independence and confidence.
From Thimphu, Bhutan, Dechen is a teacher for students with disabilities at Changangkha Middle Secondary School. She hopes to bring what she’s learned at Perkins back to
Bhutan so she can help her school
better serve children with multiple
disabilities and their families.
From Brazil, Ivan is a teacher at the Instituto Benjamin Constant. He came to Perkins to improve his teaching skills so he can return home and conduct teacher training throughout his country.
Shefali is a Special Educator at Resource Centre for Persons in India. “The number of things I’ve seen and learned at Perkins are amazing. I can’t wait to take them back to my country to give more children a better life.”
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