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


The Miracle Worker

May 21, 2017

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

Be recognized!

The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) is offering an opportunity to become a member of our Giving Tree.

Learn more on the HKNC Giving Tree. 

Honoring the Past. Changing the Future.

Created in 1967 by an Act of Congress, HKNC proudly celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.  There are many activities being planned during the year to celebrate this significant event. Be sure to keep checking this website to find out what's happening and when.

A group of men and women standing under a portico which says Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind.  They are holding a large maroon and white banner with the number 50 on it and the words “HKNC Celebrates 50 years. 1967-2017. Honoring the past. Changing the future.”
HKNC staff and students gather around the new Helen Keller National Center 50th Anniversary Banner which will hang on the fence in front of the Center for the year.


Click here for the recent article on the Helen Keller National Center 50th Anniversary.

Click here for more details on HKNC's 50th Anniversary.

Now Offering:

HKNC PLD is pleased to announce the release of two new courses:
Touch Signals: Using Touch to Convey Visual and Environmental Information to People who are Deaf-Blind
Confident Living: A Course for People Supporting Older Adults with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss


CONNECT!, HKNC's electronic newsletter is now live. Go to https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/newsletters/fall-2016

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.

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What We Offer

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

Success Story

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Marissa’s Story: It Takes a Team

Marissa’s team at HKNC helped her find the light in the dark—and a path back to her career in school counseling.

Go to Marissa's Story Go to All HKNC Success Stories