Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC)
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Live. Live your life on your terms.
Work. Prepare for a great job, pursue your passion or devote yourself to a cause.
Thrive. Define success in your own way—and achieve it.
At HKNC, you'll find the training, resources and support to make all this possible
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. One-on-one 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.Learn More About HKNC
We have collected some resources we hope you find helpful in these unprecedented times. Included are some resources about COVID-19 in English, Spanish, and ASL. Additionally, many individuals are working remotely or trying to continue consumer learning from home, and we have included a variety of resources (some for consumers and some for professionals). This is by no means a comprehensive list, but we hope you will find something for you or your clients.
What We Offer
- On-Campus Services
Train onsite at HKNC headquarters with experts in assistive technology, vocational services, communication, orientation and mobility, independent living and more.
- Off-Campus Services
Find out about programs, services and resources available in your community and around the country.
- Information on Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
Learn about combined vision and hearing loss—causes, demographics, career possibilities, the national registry and the life-changing work that’s being done at HKNC and beyond.
- Professional Learning
Enhance your work with the deaf-blind population. Get training in the latest techniques in person or online.
- Deaf-Blind Immersion Experience
For people who are deaf-blind and have intellectual disabilities and the staff who support them
- A Brief Description of Programs and Services
Learn about our specialized programs designed to help participants maximize their potential in the communities of their choice
Helen's Run Walk 2020
Due to the current circumstances of COVID-19, Helen’s Run/Walk, scheduled for April 26, 2020, has been postponed.
First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your support and generosity and wish you good health. We are disappointed that we won't be walking/running together but you can still make a difference!
Please consider converting your Run/Walk registration, donation or sponsorship into a donation to Helen Keller Services which will provide outreach and develop new virtual learning opportunities to the individuals we serve during this COVID-19 crisis. If you would like to receive a refund, please email Marina.Carroll@hknc.org
On behalf of everyone at Helen Keller Services, thank you. We are so grateful for your commitment to our mission and helping us to achieve our goals. Together, we will get through this!
Deaf-Blindness Didn't Stop With Helen Keller!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
New Program Opportunity in Pacific Northwest
HKNC is proud to announce a NEW program opportunity!
Northwest M~POWER: My Pursuit of Work, Empowerment & Resources
July 19- July 24, 2020, at the University of Washington for vocational and college exploration, advocacy and peer mentoring opportunities, readiness skills that lead to preparing for employment success, Seattle excursions and more!
Click here to access a PDF to learn more about this innovative and exciting new program
Click here and scroll down the Region 10 page to "Local Events"
The HKNC Professional Learning Department (PLD) offers online and hybrid courses.
HKNC offers a Professional Learning and Leadership Institute (PLLI) for individuals who are deaf-blind seeking employment in the rehabilitation field.
Check out HKNC’s expanded services:
CONNECT!, HKNC's electronic newsletter is now live.
HKNC maintains a confidential national registry of people who are deaf-blind. The information we collect informs our research and program planning, and enhances our advocacy efforts.National Registry
HKNC students tell their stories in their own words
Students at HKNC talk about their personal experiences while at the center. Hear their stories in their own words.Click here to hear students talk about their personal growth and experience while at HKNC