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Boy and teacher conducting outside O & M lesson with white cane.
July 22, 2012
Every day at Perkins, students develop skills they will use throughout their lives to safely and independently navigate the world around them.
Amber Bobnar with her son, Ivan
July 22, 2012
One parent's advice for teachers when working with parents of children who are blind.
A teacher working with a blind student
July 15, 2012
Each child who is eligible for special education has his or her own unique set of educational needs, learning abilities, and dreams for the future.
Beam and another student navigate a street in Thailand using their white canes.
July 5, 2012
Born with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, Beam proudly uses his earnings as a massage therapist to support his mother.
The rear entrance of the Grousbeck Center.
June 1, 2012
The Talking Campus Model, located in the Grousbeck Center, is unlike any other interactive design in the world.
Student working in the student store
May 18, 2012
The expanded core curriculum empowers students with disabilities to access their education and make their own choices throughout life.
Alex engaged in an orientation and mobility session with his teacher.
April 5, 2012
An orphan at age four, Alex lived in a group home with no family and no way of communicating his basic needs.
Perkins students hanging out
April 3, 2012
For students who are visually impaired, social skills must be explicitly taught in the curriculum.
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.
Hamlet smiling and sitting in his wheelchair.
January 2, 2012
Hamlet began to embrace the world around him after he arrived at the Gyumri Children's Home in Armenia.

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