Transition Programs

Perkins provides a variety of programs to help blind and visually impaired young adults ages 16-24 years old build a strong foundation for the next phase of their lives - whether that’s planning for a long-term career, preparing for a successful college experience, or strategizing how to apply to and interview for jobs, internships and volunteer positions.

Our transition programs are designed in partnership with leading companies, nonprofits and universities in the Greater Boston area.


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Career Launch@Perkins

Career Launch@Perkins is a six-month program that prepares young adults ages 18-24 years old who are blind or visually impaired with the professional training and on-the-job experience they need to launch a fulfilling career in customer success and employee engagement.

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College Success@Perkins

College Success @ Perkins is a nine-month, residential, post-secondary program designed to help students who are visually impaired develop the skills, independence and confidence to successfully transition to, attend and graduate from college.

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Pre-Employment Program

The Pre-employment Program is an intensive one-week residential workshop that equips students and young adults who are visually impaired with the skills necessary for workplace success. The 2019 program is scheduled for Sunday, February 17 through Saturday, February 23.