Past Events

Free Support Service Provider (SSP) Training

Jan 4 - Jan 21, 2024


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Are you interested in:

  • Earning extra money while making a positive impact in the lives of DeafBlind individuals?
  • Gaining experience using visual and tactile sign language?
  • Gaining experience working with DeafBlind individuals?
  • Working part-time with a flexible schedule?

We are searching for motivated candidates to work as Support Service Providers for DeafBlind individuals participating in our program or employed at HKNC.


Training Details


  • January 4-18, 2024: Online self-paced portion (approximately 7 hours of work)
  • January 20-21, 2024: In-person training, 9am-4pm EST both days

In-Person Training Location

Helen Keller National Center
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050


Register for the Training!

Your training application must be received before January 5, 2024!


What is a Support Service Provider (SSP)?

A Support Service Provider (SSP) is a specially trained independent contractor who provides information and access to DeafBlind individuals which allows them to make informed decisions, participate in activities and enjoy full access to their environment and community. The main roles of the SSP include providing access to visual & environmental information, providing human guide and orientation to the environment, and facilitating communication with others.


For More Information

To learn more, contact Sonia Hernandez at


141 Middle Neck Road Sands Point, NY 11050


For event questions, you can email