Working at Perkins

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A woman crouches next to a boy in a wheelchair on a baseball field.
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Consultant spotlight: Elizabeth (Lily) McDonagh

A woman standing in front of an office desk and smiling
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She provides a fun space to chill out

Accessibility consultant Akira Fujita brought years of experience as a trainer at Apple to the Perkins Access team.
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He makes digital spaces accessible to all

Aidan's Harry Potter-themed physical therapy incorporates Quidditch, a magical sport played on flying broomsticks, with a bolster swing serving as the "broom" for him to sit on while he throws balls through a hoop.
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Harry Potter and the magic of physical therapy

On the first day at school, Zachary, a student in the Secondary Program, practices chords on the guitar during a one-on-one lesson with Perkins Music Director Arnie Harris.
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Q&A: Making music at Perkins

Music therapist Kiera Thompson uses instruments like the guitar and drums to help children who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired learn and practice non-musical skills through music.
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Songs for success

Director of Special Events Emily Goodman at the Taste of Perkins cocktail reception, where guests can have fun tasting items while blindfolded.
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Planning the perfect event

Photo of Marcia Moore
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From the cottage to the real world

A man working with tools at a workbench
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The hands that built the braillers

A young student fast asleep
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A hard day’s night: Behind the scenes with the Perkins overnight staff

Two students working behind a counter and wearing aprons
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Q&A: Learning on the job

An O&M teacher practices white a white cane
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O&M specialists walk in their students’ shoes