Participants in HKNC’s CVRP program travel from across the country to our headquarters in Sands Point, New York for on-campus training in adaptive technology, vocational services, orientation and mobility, communication and independent living.

Our team of experts will work closely with you to develop an individualized action plan tailored to your needs and goals, and everything you learn will have practical, real-world applications. Individualized training, cutting-edge technology, hands-on learning and the opportunity to interact with people who know firsthand the challenges you face — it’s all part of the HKNC experience.

CVRP Campus-based Core Services

Your program will include evaluation and training in five core areas to provide you with the skills you need to meet your goals for your future.

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive technology is the gateway to accessibility.

Independent Living

Learning adaptive skills can help you manage your home more independently.

Orientation & Mobility

Knowing where you are and how to get around are the keys to maintaining an independent lifestyle.

Communication Training

Receive individualized training and participate in peer learning sessions at HKNC’s Communications Learning Center (CLC).

Vocational Training

Support and resources for those who are just beginning their career or seeking to overcome challenges they face in their current position.

Additional Services

As a participant in the CVRP on-campus program, you’ll have access to services that will support your training goals as you develop skills in the core areas of training that you select. Services are delivered by professionals who understand the unique needs of people with combined hearing and vision loss.

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Programs are open to all individuals who are DeafBlind as defined in the Helen Keller Act. Vocational Rehabilitation funding often is available. Your regional representative can answer questions about admissions requirements, transportation, funding sources and more.