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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They appreciated my work with young children with special needs and sponsored my formal training in "Early Intervention for the Blind and Multiply--handicapped" at the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts.
Prior to coming to MSB, he served as the lower school principal and later as the deafblind program principal at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
(1) Even a single copy of the Bible, he urges, would be a "treasure" to a sight-impaired reader, serving as "the companion of every solitary moment" that had the power to "illuminate the dark night of his existence." (2) At the time of Howe's writing, the young reformer had been appointed superintendent of the New England Institution for the Education of the Blind (the Institution was only four years old in 1833, and today is the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts) and had traveled to schools in France, England, and Scotland to study pedagogical models for educating the blind.
Rocky Tomascoff teaches art at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
While working as vice president of the Perkins School for the Blind and general manager of Perkins Products, Morgan led the development of an upgrade to Perkins' bestselling product, the Perkins Brailler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
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.
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.
Perkins School for the Blind; Olinga Foundation for Human Development Ghana; Open Learning Exchange Ghana; and World reader are the four organizations those have been chosen for the All Children Reading Grand Challenge Round One Ghana 2012.
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.