Deafblind

Jerry Berrier holds a Carroll Society Award plaque, flanked by Marcia Brooks and Greg Donnelly.
June 9, 2017
Jerry Berrier is lauded for exemplary on-the-job achievements, and proof that ‘vision is not required for success.'
A woman with curly red hair stands in an office
June 8, 2017
What I do: Inspired by her late son, Deafblind Program nurse Kami Guthrie works to keep students healthy every day.
A young Perkins student sits on a hobby horse while Tommy Stringer reclines on the grass.
May 11, 2017
When she was just 10 years old, Helen Keller launched a fundraising drive to help a poor boy who was deafblind come to Perkins.
A student in a wheelchair approaches the doorway of Oliver Cottage
April 21, 2017
Every time they do a load of laundry or cook a pizza, residential students at Perkins are learning essential skills for living independently.
A young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan face each other.
April 13, 2017
To celebrate Sullivan’s birthday on April 14, here are some surprising facts about Helen Keller’s teacher and friend
A woman who is deafblind sits next to a tactile sign language interpreter in training
April 11, 2017
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard brings new perspective to interpreters-in-training at Framingham State University.
A woman signing behind a podium next to an interpreter
March 31, 2017
At Massachusetts State House, speakers of all ages urged lawmakers to support funding for crucial programs and services.
Left to right: Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney; Graciela Ferioli; Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
March 6, 2017
Graciela Ferioli, Argentina’s first teacher of the deafblind, receives Perkins’ prestigious Anne Sullivan Macy Medal.
Mariam Shenoda of Egypt and a Perkins student.
January 25, 2017
Mariam Shenoda plans to use her experience in the Educational Leadership Program to help Egyptian children with deafblindness.
A man in glasses and a blue button-down shirt sits in front of a bulletin board full of papers.
January 23, 2017
What I do: Behavior analyst Zach Bird helps students overcome behavioral problems so they can learn and thrive.

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