Perkins News

Mike Collins with students in a circle.
October 17, 2013
Collins promoted Perkins' steadfast belief in every child's right to an education, no matter their disability.
Kathleen Martinez handing business card to two Perkins students.
July 19, 2013
Kathleen Martinez, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, visited with staff and students at Perkins.
Close-up of hands reading braille.
June 19, 2013
The Braille Summit, hosted by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and Perkins, took place June 19-21, 2014.
Class speaker Mable Namata Joviter of Uganda addresses her fellow graduates and the Dwight Hall audience.
June 3, 2013
Twelve graduates of Perkins' Educational Leadership Program received their diplomas in late May at an emotional ceremony.
Haben Girma speaking to a crowd at Perkins.
January 16, 2012
Haben Girma, a disability rights activist and the first Harvard Law School student in history who is deafblind, visits the Perkins Campus.
Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology
November 11, 2011
The Grousbeck Center contains space for making music, learning about new technology, practicing vocational skills and simply hanging out.
Students who are visually impaired using technology in the student center.
September 29, 2010
The Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology to offer high-tech tools and a social center.
"How do you communicate with a deafblind person? With trust and respect," Martha Majors, Executive Director Deafblind Program
This guiding philosophy of the Deafblind Program breaks down barriers so students can communicate and self-advocate.
Three children with visual impairment, two with canes, help each other navigate school grounds.
Perkins has played an integral role shaping the school into the region’s model program for children with blindness and multiple disabilities.

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