Deaf-Blind Awareness Week June 24 – June 30, 2018

Introduction

DBAW Poster

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating the last week of June as “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week.”  Every year since, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) has commemorated the week with a national advocacy campaign in recognition of the achievements and capabilities of people who are deaf-blind

In 2018, we are celebrating Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week from June 24 to June 30. The theme this year is INVESTING IN YOUTH TO ENRICH OUR FUTURE.

The spark of change comes from the promise of youth. They have demonstrated the awareness, the poise and the determination to effect lasting change. Now it’s up to us.  HKNC and its partners are here to support the younger generation of people who are deaf-blind in actualizing their potential and supporting their emerging leadership through peer-to-peer mentoring, work-based learning and self-advocacy. Families are also included in the transformative journey.  Investing in youth will enrich our future. Find out how we embrace the future at helenkeller.org.hknc.  Join us, #HKNCfuture.

Links to General Information on deaf-blindness:

For more information, contact:

Marina Carroll
Development Officer
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY  11050
516-833-8310/ marina.carroll@hknc.org

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