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Helen Keller National Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC), a division of Helen Keller Services (HKS), is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017.

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Helen Keller Run/Walk 5K a success

Helen Keller Run/Walk 5K is a success. Read The New Stokes article.

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First Annual Helen’s Run/Walk 2016 Southeast

On Saturday, November 5th, the first annual Helen’s Run/Walk 2016 Southeast was held!

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Deaf-Blindness Awareness Week

Marissa Gold's Video Celebrating 2016 Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness

Check out Marissa Gold's Video Celebrating 2016 Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness.

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David Czerepak's Video Celebrating 2016 Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness

Check out David Czerepak's Video Celebrating 2016 Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness

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Helen Keller National Center on "Live it Up" with Donna Drake

Helen Keller National Center on "Live it Up" with Donna Drake

Learn more about HKNC on the "Live it Up".

Helen’s Run/Walk Southeast Event

Come join us in North Carolina for a Southeast Helen’s Run/Walk event! HKNC is partnering with the North Carolina Deaf Blind Associates to raise awareness and funds for programs and services for the deaf-blind community!

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Joe Bruno

Q & A with Joseph Bruno

Joseph Bruno knows how to navigate challenges. Having led New York City’s Fire Department, and later its Office of Emergency Management, Bruno is now president and CEO of Helen Keller Services.

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First Home 1893-1899

Helen Keller Services Helps Children and Adults Prepare for the Future

Building on its legacy, new President & CEO Joe Bruno guides pioneering, 123 year old agency into the future

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Joseph F. Bruno

HKS Appoints Joseph F. Bruno President & Chief Executive Officer

HKS Appoints Joseph F. Bruno President & Chief Executive Officer.

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Jill Gaus, CAC Chair

Open Letter From the Consumer Advisory Council of HKNC

In this open letter, Consumer Advisory Council members highlight their work with the Helen Keller National Center.

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After breakfast, the guests enjoy hearing from motivational speakers.

Helen's Run/Walk 2016

Kick-off Breakfast is a great success.

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Maricar Marquez and her husband, Don Horvath PHOTO: Heather Walsh for The New York Times

HKNC Staffer Draws on Her Experience

A HKNC program coordinator draws on her experience as a person who is deaf-blind to teach others independent living skills.

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Awakening the Senses on Broadway

At ‘Spring Awakening’ play on Broadway, deaf-blind audience members, including HKNC staffers, experienced the show through innovative interpreters.

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Train the Trainers

Blind participants and interpreters, with two deaf-blind trainers from Norway, learn about Touch Signals, with a focus on Haptics.

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Gala

At the beautiful Garden City Hotel, we honored some amazing individuals with an awards presentation, dinner and dancing.

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