Community Programs and Public School Services Perkins School for the Blind

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Contact Information

Perkins School for the Blind
Contact: Teri Turgeon, Director of Community Programs
Email Address: CommunityProgramsInfo@perkins.org
Phone: 617-972-7331
Fax: 617-972-7231

175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472
Area Served: Greater Boston

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Narrative

Infant/Toddler Program ages 0-3 provides IEP, Educational Partnerships group & New England Consortium for Deaf/Blind: MA Project provides services for 0-22 years.

Services are for children with confirmed or suspected visual impairment, including those with multiple disabilities or  deafblindness. Outreach services are contracted with local towns ages 3-22.  Education: Orientation and Mobility. Rehabilitation Teaching. Teachers specializing in Visual impairment and Deafblindness.

  • Infant/Toddler Program, designed for children from birth through age 3 to assess needs and provide learning solutions for the best possible start in life
  • Educational Partnerships, working with students ages 3 to 22, educators and families through classroom support, consultation for professionals, and assessments and evaluations for schools and districts
  • Transition Services, focused on older students' successful progression to career, higher education or community living as involved, contributing members of their communities
  • Outreach Short Courses, providing mainstream students with the space and time to focus on the educational, vocational and social experiences they need to become confident, independent adults
  • The New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at Perkins, one of the region's only sources of specialized eye care for individuals of all ages and multiple disabilities

Services are provided in the home environment, integrated settings as well as on campus for group activities and short-term placements.

Service Types

  • After School Programs
  • Disability Awareness
  • Early Intervention
  • Equipment Loan
  • Family Support
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Schools - Day
  • Schools - Residential
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Education

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • DeafBlind
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Multiple Disability
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Armenian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Braille/audio
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: NEASC
  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DPH,DESE