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


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Now Offering:

Check out HKNC's new expanded services:


HKNC PLD announces a brand new online course: 

Working with individuals who are Deaf-Blind: A Course for Mental Health Professionals

HKNC PLD is also offering the following courses:
A Two-Part Hybrid Course Beyond Arms’ Reach: O & M Curriculum Made Accessible for Travelers who are Deaf-Blind 
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-2018

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

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: Annee’s Experience at HKNC

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Success Story: Ashley’s Experience at HKNC

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Success Story: Elizabeth’s Experience at HKNC

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Success Story: Mary’s Experience at HKNC

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Success Story: Simon’s Experience at HKNC

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