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Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: New England Region Office - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: New England Region Office
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-1600 (Local)
(617) 923-1601 (Fax)
(617) 923-1600 (TDD/TTY)
carrie.benson@hknc.org
http://www.hknc.org/

Brief Description

Number of staff: 2
Geographic area served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Publications: CONNECT!HKNC's e-newsletter

Staff

Peg Ouellette, Administrative Assistant, (781) 259-7100, peg.ouellette@hknc.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Performs informal assessment to determine individual service needs of clients who are deaf-blind.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Refers to community rehabilitative resources relevant to deaf-blindness. May also refer to Sands Point, NY facility for comprehensive rehabilitation services for deaf-blind persons.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides public information about deaf-blindness and refers to community resources. Provides follow-along support. May refer to Sands Point, NY facility for comprehensive rehabilitation. Maintains information for National Registry.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information, support and advocacy nationwide to individuals with combined vision and hearing loss, their families and the professionals who support them.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance regarding deaf-blindness to schools and agencies. Assists in developing local services for deaf-blind persons.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional development and in-service training.
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