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

Rachel Bennett

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

Graduate Status

M.Ed., CVI Certified


Rachel Bennett is a 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.


Disclosures for 2024 CVI Conference: Building Meaningful Recognition
Rachel Bennett is not being paid for her presentation, but her registration fees are being waived.

Rachel Bennett does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.