Henry being hugged by his mother, Rachel
  • CVI Now, Early Connections Conference

Rachel Bennett

Assistant Director of CVI Now, Parent Advocacy and Support at the CVI Center at Perkins

Graduate Status

M.Ed., CVI Certified


Rachel Bennett is an Assistant Director at the CVI Center at Perkins, where she leads CVINow.org and parent advocacy and support. As a parent to Henry, who has CVI and other disabilities, she knows the duality that comes with being a disability parent—feeling overwhelming love and, at the same time, grief and pain. In 2020, Rachel completed UMass Boston’s CVI Certificate program. Before joining Perkins, Rachel was a middle school special educator and secondary instructional specialist in Maryland.