On March 3, 2015, the Boston Bruins players Brad Marchand and Dougie Hamilton visited Perkins School for the Blind to play a few games of goalball with the students.
Goalball involves three players on each side, blindfolded to obstruct all vision in the case of someone with partial or low vision, and rolling a ball with an embedded bell at the other side's goal.
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.