On-Campus Services


Man and woman signing to each other on campus.

Living and learning on campus at HKNC, DeafBlind individuals find unparalleled resources to help them to achieve their goals.

On-Campus Services Overview

At HKNC, you’ll be part of a true adult learning community. Your program will be tailored to your individual needs, and everything you learn will have practical, real world applications.

You’ll work closely with a team of experts to identify your strengths and weaknesses, set goals for yourself and make a plan to achieve them.

Our residential program will enable you to immerse yourself in your training. Living on campus at our headquarters in Sands Point, New York, you’ll develop invaluable skills and strategies that will help you in every area of your daily life—from managing your home and communicating with loved ones to traveling safely and succeeding on the job.

If you’re looking for training and resources closer to home, explore Off-Campus Services

Click here for an ASL description of HKNC's Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Core Services

Your program will include evaluation and training in five core areas to provide you with the skills necessary for a full and independent life.

Support Services

As an on-campus student, you’ll have access to everything you need to succeed in your training and feel safe and comfortable during your time at HKNC. Services are delivered by professionals who understand the unique needs of people with combined vision and hearing loss.

Specialized Programs

Created for people in specific age groups or with common interests, these short-term programs give you the chance to expand your awareness and build your skills while spending time with—and learning from—your peers.

Campus Life

Everything at HKNC headquarters is designed with you in mind. From the residence hall and the cafeteria to the computer labs and the herb garden, our campus is fully accessible and features the latest assistive equipment. We offer an array of recreational activities during the evenings and on weekends, including experiences that are quintessentially New York.

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Programs are open to all individuals who are DeafBlind as defined in the Helen Keller Act. Government funding often is available. Your regional representative can answer questions about admission requirements, transportation, funding sources and more.

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First Look: On-Campus Services

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Overview of Services

HKNC Overview of Services

Students, family members and instructors talk about the life-changing training, programs and resources available at HKNC headquarters.

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