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Preparing children and young adults who are blind with the education, tools and skills they need to realize their potential.

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#PerkinsSchool has offered independent educational assessments for children with visual impairments and #deafblindness for more than 30 years. Check out five reasons why you should consider a Perkins independent evaluation for your child with visual impairment or deafblindness. Link in bio! 笘晢ク#blindness #deafblind #visuallyimpaired #multipledisabilities #lowvision .
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[Image description: A woman crouches to work with two children.]
Eleven #PerkinsSchool students went to see the @nhlbruins last week, listening to the radio call of the game to follow along with the action as it unfolded on the ice. As personal guests of #Bruins superstar Patrice Bergeron, the students also got to hang with the team窶冱 mascot, appear on the jumbotron and meet Bergeron himself.
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[Image description: Perkins students stand and pose with Boston Bruins player Patrice Bergeron.]
Perkins held its annual job fair recently, which provided dozens of students with the opportunity to learn about the working world while sharpening their communication and interview skills. With the two dozen employers from local businesses and nonprofits in attendance, the students were able to practice shaking hands, listening and asking detailed questions about the available jobs. Karen McCormack, job developer at Perkins, said the fair is so important because it provides students with a real-world experience relevant to career building that exists outside of classroom conversations. 窶弸ou want students to be thinking about themselves and how they relate to the world of work as early as they can,窶 she said. #blindness
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[Image description:  Hugh, a Perkins student, reads a job description in braille while an employer looks on.]
Today we're cheering on the @patriots! Go Pats! Who do you think will win the #SuperBowl?
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[Image description: A young man wearing a "Perkins Cheerleading" t-shirt performs a cheer.]
A teacher trainer from #Indonesia, Dede Supriyanto dreams of one day opening an #orphanage for children with disabilities. 窶廬 want to help them have a better life,窶 he said. Supriyanto is one of 13 members of the Educational Leadership Program (ELP) Class of 2018. The #PerkinsELP trains tomorrow窶冱 global leaders in the field of multiple disability education. #TeachersAmaze #GlobalGoals #international #blindness #education
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[Image description: Dede Supriyanto of Indonesia. Quote overlay reads, 窶廬 love to share my experience and knowledge. If I can help a student succeed in school, that窶冱 what keeps me motivated.窶拆
Happy Birthday, Dr. Farrell! Dr. Gabriel Farrell, an ordained minister, served as our director from 1931-1951. As director he revitalized the #deafblind program, oversaw the re-design of the #PerkinsBrailler, created a co-educational program for the once segregated boys and girls deafblind program, and taught teacher training courses at #Harvard University. This photo shows a student using a Perkins Brailler in 1936. #PerkinsArchives .
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[Image description: Close-up of a girl's hands typing on a Perkins braille writer.]
We have big news: Starting immediately, anyone with an @aira.io subscription will be able to use the service at no additional cost while on Perkins窶 38-acre campus. Aira (pronounced 窶彳ye-rah窶) provides instant, on-demand access to a network of trained sighted assistants via smart glasses or a mobile app. Perkins President and CEO Dave Power (left) announced the collaboration, the first of its kind in the nation, at a press conference on Tuesday. He was joined by Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti (right), who called the day 窶彗 historic moment窶 for the blind and visually impaired community. 窶廣s a human, everyone has an equal right to access information,窶 Kanuganti said. 窶弩ith Aira, all people will have equal access to information anywhere and anytime.窶 #PerkinsAira
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[Image description: Two men shaking hands in front of a poster.]
The Perkins community is mourning the loss of Dr. Jan van Dijk, known by many around the world as the "father of #deafblind education." Dr. van Dijk, who passed away on Tuesday, first traveled to Perkins from his native #Netherlands in 1963 to participate in the Teacher Training Program, the predecessor to the #PerkinsELP.
Dr. van Dijk went on to become one of the world's most respected experts in the communication and assessment of children with #deafblindness. For the last five decades, he has helped shape the way we think about and teach children with multiple disabilities and deafblindness. Dr. van Dijk's legacy and his contributions to the field will carry on here at Perkins and across the globe. #TeachersAmaze #international #blindness #education
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[Image description: Dr. Jan van Dijk pictured in front of a student made quilt.]
Every day around the world teachers do amazing things! That's why we're working to end the global shortage of qualified special educators with the help of Perkins International Academy trainers like Ha Thanh Van of #Vietnam. #TeachersAmaze #GlobalGoals #international #blindness #education
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[Image description: Ha Thanh Van of Vietnam. Quote overlay reads, 窶廬n Vietnam, most people who are disabled depend on their families. We are working to make them more independent.窶拆
We're creating a smarter campus! @aira.io on-demand visual assistance is Perkins' latest #accessibility resource -- available to subscribers at no cost while on campus!
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[Image description: A map of Perkins showing three different uses of Aira on campus. Use 1: Getting directions to the Lower School. Use 2: Checking if an Uber has arrived. Use 3: Finding an agenda for work.]
We've got big news! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow starting at 10:30 AM for breaking news from #technology innovator Aira and Perkins School for the Blind.
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[Image description: A man using a white cane walks past the Perkins tower. Text overlay reads, "We're creating a smarter campus." The Perkins School for the Blind and Aira logos appear on the bottom left corner.]
As one of 13 participants in Perkins International窶冱 Educational Leadership Program, Samir Ashmawy of #Egypt is busy immersing himself in all Perkins School for the Blind has to offer. 窶廬 want to see everything at Perkins," he said. "I will share it with my colleagues to help the children in Egypt.窶 #PerkinsELP #PerkinsSchool #TeachersAmaze #GlobalGoals
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[Image description: Samir Ashmawy of Egypt. Quote overlay reads, 窶廬 want to see everything at Perkins. I will share it with my colleagues to help the children in Egypt.窶拆