Perkins News

The Educational Leadership Program (ELP) Class of 2015.
September 15, 2014
International educators will receive hands-on training in blind and deafblind education.
Perkins CEO & President Dave Power accepts the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award at the 17th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards. Gary Hanley, head of American operations for Invest in Northern Ireland, presented the award.
September 12, 2014
Perkins was presented with the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award at the MassTLC gala on September 11.
Abilities Expo logo
August 14, 2014
The Abilities Expo will be held Sept. 5-7, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston.
Student Jae, from the Early Learning Center, touching one of the golden groundbreaking shovels.
July 24, 2014
The trail, part of the new Watertown Riverfront Park, is the result of seven years planning between Perkins, the DCR and local organizations.
During a water break in the shade, Lower School student Madison helps Liverpool FC’s Ryan Moignard don a Liverpool hat.
July 24, 2014
Students tried a new sport with tips and encouragement from the game's very best.
Robert Smithdas communicating with his secretary Herbert Lehman via the manual alphabet at the National School for the Blind, Tokyo.
July 22, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind graduate Dr. Robert J. Smithdas, the renowned author, poet and lecturer and a pillar of the deafblind community, died July 17 at age 89.
Disability Policy Consortium Executive Director John Winske and Perkins CEO and President Dave Power greeting Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
June 26, 2014
Seven candidates for Massachusetts governor spent time at Perkins on June 26 discussing a range of issues facing the disability community.
Perkins Superintendent Dorinda Rife, Executive Director of the Perkins Trust Kathy Sheehan and Perkins President and CEO Dave Power accepting award.
June 14, 2014
Perkins has been recognized by the Watertown Historical Commission for its restoration of Perkins Pond.
Betsy McGinnity with award.
June 14, 2014
Betsy McGinnity lauded for outstanding work in the field of multiple disabilities and deafblindness.
Rebecca with Board of Trustees Chair Fred Clifford on stage during Friday’s Commencement Ceremony.
June 13, 2014
The Class of 2014 celebrated the culmination of their Perkins journey at the annual Commencement Ceremony.

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