Perkins students were able to try a new sport with tips and encouragement from the game's very best.
Students with blindness or visual impairment couldn't see the ball. Some had never before played the sport. But the day was a thrilling success, thanks to some adaptive equipment and expert instruction from the Liverpool Football Club (LFC).
The Perkins Possibilities Gala is an unforgettable night of music, joy and celebration. Year after year, the support of our community has enabled us to create new programs targeting job readiness and employability; to improve students' access to cutting-edge technology; and secure more opportunities for real-world job training and hands-on experience.
By Tom Miller
In this webcast, Tom Miller talks about Social Skills and Sex Education for Children and Youth who have sensory impairments. Tom Miller has worked in the field of education of children who are blind, deafblind or with multiple disabilities since 1974. He is currently the Education Director of the Educational: Early Intervention and School Age Services (Birth-22). Over the course of his professional life, Tom has had a great deal of involvement in the development and implementation of social/sex education programs and consults and lectures both nationally and internationally on this topic.
The chapters in this webcast include: 1. Introduction, 2. The Early Development of Social Skills, 3. Modeling Behavior for Children Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Deafblind, 4. The Importance of Development of a Sexual Identity, 5. Sexuality and Social Development, 6. Teaching Self-Protection, 7. Challenges.