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

Introduction

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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

Deaf-Blind Awareness June 21-27, 2020

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In recognition of the achievements of people who are deaf-blind, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) celebrates the third week in June as “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week.”

Click here for Deaf-Blind Awareness 2020

Thank you for helping to make our first VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk/Cycle a SUCCESS

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Helen’s VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk/Cycle was a tremendous success and we couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thank you for participating and sharing your photos and thank you to our wonderful sponsors.  We hope to be together for our next event!

Visit our Facebook page to see our participants' pictures.

Click here to learn about our sponsors

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

Peer Learning Groups - NEW!

NEW!  Helen Keller National Center is pleased to offer peer collaborative virtual learning opportunities.

Click here to see the daily schedule

Resources for Consumers and Professionals during COVID-19

We have collected some resources we hope you find helpful in these unprecedented times. This page is updated frequently, so please be sure to check in regularly. 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. 

Virtual Summer Youth Programs

In a time when distance learning ensures your safety, HKNC has adapted our New York programs to online so that you still have the opportunity to learn from other deaf-blind individuals and our experienced professionals.

Click here to learn about HKNC's Summer 2020 virtual programs for young adults

What We Offer

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. 

ATTENTION!

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