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  • Mexico, Perkins International

Maricarmen Schleske

Family Coordinator


Latin America and the Caribbean


Maricarmen is our family coordinator for Mexico. She has been with Perkins since 2010, and is now working as our family coordinator. As a trained historian from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), she has been collaborating on a seminar since 2013. She is the mother of a young 32 year old woman with deafblindness, which has led her to the largest adventure of her life. Her experiences have allowed her to connect with the realities of being a human, a mother, and supporter of families who experience deafblindness and multiple disabilities firsthand. Throughout her life she has met teachers and friends in diverse settings with whom she has created long-lasting bonds.