Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC)


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    Giving people who are deaf-blind the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.Learn more about HKNC

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    HKNC Professional Learning Department (PLD) offers online courses for professionals working with individuals who are deaf-blind.Learn more

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    HKNC offers a Professional Learning and Leadership Institute (PLLI) for individuals who are deaf-blind seeking employment in the rehabilitation fieldLEARN ABOUT PLLI

Experience HKNC

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

Resources for Consumers and Professionals during COVID-19

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

Helen's Run Walk 2020

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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! 





Hear what Maricar has to say about Helen's Run/Walk


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" 

Now Offering:

The HKNC Professional Learning Department (PLD) offers online and hybrid courses. 

Click here to learn more about HKNC's PLD

HKNC offers a Professional Learning and Leadership Institute (PLLI) for individuals who are deaf-blind seeking employment in the rehabilitation field.  

Click here to learn more about HKNC's PLLI

Check out HKNC’s expanded services:  

Click here to learn more. 


CONNECT!, HKNC's electronic newsletter is now live.

Click here to read the latest newsletter!

HKNC Locations

HKNC operates a residential training facility at our headquarters in Sands Point, New York.

Check out our FAQs about training at HKNC headquarters.

Our national network of regional offices brings HKNC resources to your neighborhood.

HKNC Locations
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National Registry

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 Voices

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"I know what it's like to struggle to learn braille."

-Maricar, Instructor

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"Learning mobility gives you true independence"

-Adriana, Student

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"My training has made me more of a complete person."

-Joey, Student

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