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Valeria Franco

Quality Control Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean

Graduate Status

ELP Class of 2004


Valeria has over 20 years of experience working in the field of special education with children with deafblindness and multiple disabilities; 15 years of which she spent working in a classroom and 7 years as a dedicated team member of the Administration of the Fátima Institute in Buenos Aires (Dirección de Institución Fátima). Fátima is a model school and is recognized as the first private institution in Latin America founded specifically for the attention and care of people with deafblindness. She is trained as a specialized teacher in visual impairment, and holds a Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in multiple disabilities. She is also a graduate of our very own Educational Leadership Program (ELP) at Perkins School for the Blind. Valeria has worked as a tutor for the Perkins International Academy courses at different levels, and was a part of the Strategic Working Group of Argentina during the creation of a project to establish and recognize deafblindness and multiple disabilities as separate terms.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller