Helen Keller National Center

In-Person Learning & Webinars

Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) offers a variety of in-person learning experiences for professionals working with individuals who are DeafBlind. Training is offered at the Helen Keller National Center campus in Sands Point, NY or at locations throughout the U.S. Our hybrid training models combine on-line and in-person training to maximize efficiency while gaining valuable hands-on experiences.

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Be a Part of the HKNC Community

HKNC is a unique adult learning community. HKNC’s in-person learning opportunities are designed for professionals who want to gain valuable knowledge and practical experience. In-person training at our headquarters offers a unique opportunity to learn alongside a transdisciplinary team of instructors and individuals who are attending HKNC’s programs.

Experts in the Field

Our courses are led by experts in the field. Our instructors are practitioners who work with individuals who are DeafBlind every day.

Gain Practical Experience

Whether it is learning human guide strategies or tactile communication strategies, in-person learning occurs in real time during real-life situations.

Learning From Individuals who are DeafBlind

Many instructors at HKNC share expertise from their professional knowledge and personal life experiences.

At Our Place or Yours

HKNC offers in-person professional development at locations throughout the U.S. Contact us for information about how to bring learning closer to home.

Past Events

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Free Support Service Provider (SSP) Training

January 4-21, 2024

A poster reads: “Advancing Access & Equity.” There are also people working, touching hands, and holding white canes on the poster.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Webinars

October 4-25, 2023

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Emergency Preparedness Month Webinar Series

Ready for Anything: Elevate Your Emergency Preparedness Game!

September 6-27, 2023

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Train the Trainer Webinar: Upgrading Your Skills for Training and Assessing Hard of Hearing VoiceOver Users

September 14, 2023

A man sits outside on a bench using a braille display. A woman sits on the bench next to him while touching hands with a man standing behind the bench.

Perspectives on Mental Health Services for Individuals who are DeafBlind: A Webinar Series

May 3-31, 2023