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Perkins International - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Perkins International
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 972-7447 (Local)
(617) 923-8076 (Fax)
http://www.perkins.org/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: 15,000 children, adults and family members worldwide
Number of staff: 12
Staff description: Professional staff are all veteran consultants with long-term experience in serving children who are deafblind or blind with multiple disabilities.
Geographic area served: United States, Africa, Asia, the Carribean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Russia.
Publications: Catalog available

Staff

Michael Delaney, Executive Director, (617) 972-7201

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Gathers data, develops curriculum, literature and materials for professionals and parents and disseminates information and literature nationally and internationally.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Gathers data, develops curriculum, literature and materials for professionals and parents and disseminates information and literature nationally and internationally.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides support to parent organizations, for parents of children who are deafblind or blind with multiple disabilities.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Conducts training activities for programs and staff serving children who are deafblind or blind with multiple disabilities, including courses and seminars and on-site consultation.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers technical assistance and support to select colleges and universities that provide pre-service training of teachers of children who are deafblind.
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