Young Adult Learning

Students standing next to an inflatable whale
April 8, 2016
Nile, an inflatable humpback whale the size of a school bus, gives Perkins students an opportunity to explore whales, inside and out.
a student planting seeds with help from an occupational therapist
March 24, 2016
Horticulture Center showcases the educational and therapeutic power of plants at a spring-themed open house for students.
a woman smiling
January 15, 2016
What I do: Marcia Moore helps residential students at Perkins School for the Blind bridge the gap between the classroom and real life
A student reading braille in a classroom
November 20, 2015
Two young men succeeded in different ways, thanks to schools that fully included students while empowering them to achieve their full potential.
A teenager empties the dishwasher in his apartment.
November 13, 2015
Working together, parents, children and professionals can build a roadmap to a happier, more successful adult life.
A girl holds white bumpy sphere the size of a plum in the palm of her hand
November 3, 2015
3-D printing puts lessons in science, art and literacy into the hands of students at Perkins School for the Blind.
A young man wearing a suit and holding a folder speaks with two HR representatives at a job fair
October 27, 2015
Experts share insights about Disability Employment Awareness Month and Perkin’s new Pre-Employment Program for students.
A student wearing a red shirt and a floral baseball cap uses a knife and cutting board to slice a red pepper at the kitchen table. A teacher sits next to him.
October 5, 2015
At a summer Outreach program, teens and young adults who are blind master essential living skills, from cooking a meal to loading a dishwasher.
A young man uses a cane to enter the door of a bank
October 1, 2015
Intensive 10-week workshop teaches job-search skills to students and young adults with visual impairments.
Muriel Comick is smiling and has a stethoscope around her neck
September 14, 2015
Secondary Program nurse Muriel Comick teaches Perkins’ residential students about health, medications and advocacy.


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