Perkins International Academy

The world’s most vulnerable children need your help.

Education is a human right for all – including people with disabilities. But children with multiple disabilities and deafblindness are among those most at risk of exclusion. Without education they face a life of isolation and neglect.

Perkins International stands ready to increase the world’s supply of qualified special educators. To succeed we need your support. Here are three steps you can take right now to help us change the world – one teacher, and one student at a time.

Sign our pledge

All children can learn – and thrive. Show your support for their right to a quality education.

Celebrate teachers

Every day around the world teachers do amazing things! Check out our #TeachersAmaze social campaign.

Share your story

Are you a teacher changing lives? Has a teacher changed your life? We want to hear about it.

Global leaders have

committed to providing a

quality education for all

children – including those

with disabilities –

by the year 2030.

To achieve this

milestone, the

United Nations is

calling for a

substantial increase in

the supply of qualified

teachers. We’re ready to

do our part.

Logo for the Multiple Disabilities and Sensory Loss Foundations micro-credential.

Multiple Disabilities and Sensory Loss – Foundations Level

Our first Perkins International Academy course establishes the first-ever international competency standard for teachers working with children with multiple disabilities. The curriculum can be adapted online or delivered in person to fit your specific training needs.

group picture of students and Perkins staff at certificate ceremony Study Visit Program Opens Perkins Campus to the World

It’s an unparalleled opportunity to access the world-renowned expertise at Perkins in a first-hand, real-time way.

Four people stand around a table in conversation. Perkins International Academy trains 30-plus teachers in Egypt

Collaborative partnership supports teachers driven to sharpen skills and improve education for all children in the African nation.

Head shot of Michael Delaney in front of the Perkins globe. The right to learn

Perkins International is partnering with governments to ensure more children with disabilities receive the education they deserve.