Perkins School for the Blind


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Perkins School for the Blind,

at Watertown, Mass.; chartered 1829, opened 1832 in South Boston as the New England Asylum for the Blind, with Samuel G. HoweHowe, Samuel Gridley,
1801–76, American reformer and philanthropist, b. Boston, Mass., grad. Brown, 1821, M.D. Harvard, 1824. He began his life-long service to others by going to Greece to aid in its war for independence and spent six years there.
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 as its director; moved 1912. From 1877 to 1955 it was called the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind. It was the first chartered school for blind children in the United States. Among the school's pupils were Laura BridgmanBridgman, Laura,
1829–89, the first blind and deaf person to be successfully educated, b. Hanover, N.H. Under the guidance of Dr. S. G. Howe, of the Perkins School for the Blind, she learned to read and write and to sew, eventually becoming a sewing teacher at the school,
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 and Anne Sullivan MacyMacy, Anne Sullivan,
1866–1936, American educator, friend and teacher of Helen Keller, b. Feeding Hills, Mass. Placed in Tewksbury almshouse (1876), she was later admitted (1880) to Perkins Institution for the Blind, since her eyes had been seriously weakened by a
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. Since 1982 it has also educated individuals with other than visual handicaps.
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Rocky Tomascoff teaches art at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St.
The duo were joined by coaches at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Boston, where activities included a penalty shoutout and dribbling with a specially-designed football.
In this month's Practice Perspectives, three professionals from Perkins School for the Blind describe their success in adapting a high-quality reading program to meet the needs of braille readers who required an intensive reading approach.
Perkins School for the Blind, Secondary (High School) Program, Watertown, MA
The partners for the event included MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design, L V Prasad Eye Institute, BITS Pilani: Hyderabad, MIT Media Lab and Perkins School for the Blind.
A veteran of the Greek War of Independence, a committed abolitionist, and the founder of the Perkins School for the Blind as well as the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Children, Howe spoke out in favor of progressive services for disabled Americans.
The Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, where Guilbeault is a senior, began offering tennis classes two years ago, with a ball that rattles when it moves.
When Keller was seven years old, her father wrote to the Perkins School for the Blind, near Boston, asking for a teacher to work with his daughter.
In the middle of a late spring night in 1959 three eleven-year-old boys "escape" out a window of their second-story dorm room at Perkins School for the Blind.
For example, a recent partnership with the Perkins School for the Blind, which provides services to 100,000 people a year, will increase use even further by focusing on how to integrate Dragon into more programs and with other assistive software programs.
WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower brought along a few extraordinary passengers when she set out to the Labrador Sea aboard the research vessel Knorr in September 2007: Kate Fraser, a science teacher at the Perkins School for the Blind, and, via an innovative Web site, Fraser's students.