Young Adult Learning

Two students with visual impairment conduct a science experiment.
October 24, 2018
How Perkins adapts math and science education to give students practical, real-world tools both on and off campus.
A young woman who is blind works behind a counter in a jewelry shop.
July 12, 2018
Perkins’ summer vocational program puts students with visual impairment on the payroll at local workplaces.
A student sits at a table molding homemade slime with his hands while two people look on.
June 13, 2018
In weekly meetings, students make everything from slime to Rube Goldberg machines to prosthetic hands.
Cartoon students hang out in front of Tompkins Cottage.
April 30, 2018
With support from foundations, Perkins is launching new programs and services to help students and their families prepare for life after high school.
Students sitting and standing around a large orange owl sculpture
February 28, 2018
Participants in the Pre-Employment Program heard from “Googlers” with disabilities about how they chose a career.
A student selects wrapping paper with a teacher
December 22, 2017
Perkins students practice skills while shopping for gifts at the Holiday Bazaar.
A young student wearing glasses
December 21, 2017
A look back at the biggest moments of the year.
A student working at a hotel breakfast buffet
November 1, 2017
A work placement at a local hotel inspired one Perkins student’s plans for the future.
A young man in a red sweater uses a laptop.
October 18, 2017
Perkins' director of admissions shares tips and tricks for getting students with disabilities, including visual impairment, into the right school.
A student throws a football through the uprights with help from a teacher
October 6, 2017
In adapted physical education classes, Perkins students lift weights and search for treasure while learning skills that will last a lifetime.

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