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A student uses a white cane to navigate while her teacher walks behind her
May 9, 2016
The Expanded Core Curriculum goes beyond traditional academics, and prepares Perkins students for the challenges of school, work and everyday life.
A crowd dancing in front of the Gala stage
May 6, 2016
Annual event raises $1.1 million to support Perkins’ global mission of educating children who are blind.
A student pushing a grocery cart in a supermarket with an itinerant teacher
May 5, 2016
A day in the life of a community teacher: Pamela Oddis travels around the state to teach children who are blind how to navigate safely and independently.
Amber and her son Ivan holding a certificate
May 5, 2016 founder Amber Bobnar’s work has touched thousands of families of children with disabilities.
A Perkins student smells a bouquet of flowers
May 2, 2016
At Perkins School for the Blind, flowers are used to teach hands-on science lessons, enhance social skills and make art come alive.
Christine Dwyer and Jaimi Lard with two young women in fancy Irish dresses.
April 29, 2016
Perkins graduate honored for groundbreaking work with Helen Keller, which transformed education for children with deafblindness.
A guide dog lying down
April 27, 2016
Perkins employees describe the unique bond that exists between themselves and their guide dogs.
Parents and children in Indonesia making chocolate jelly.
April 26, 2016
Early-intervention program empowers Indonesian parents and their children through networking, training and play.
A student from the 1960s works on clay model figures
April 21, 2016
Visual arts at Perkins School for the Blind have played an important role for generations of students
Eric Ferreira raises his arms in celebration while running the Boston Marathon
April 19, 2016
Three runners overcome challenges to raise $25,000 for Perkins programs that help kids who are blind