About Helen Keller National Center

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC), a division of Helen Keller Services, and a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), is the only national non-profit organization that provides vocational and independent living skills training exclusively to youths and adults who have combined vision and hearing loss.Through its headquarters in Sands Point, New York, and ten regional offices across the country, HKNC offers a myriad of comprehensive services to individuals who are deaf-blind, their families and the professionals that serve them. From the field offices, regional representatives provide information, assessment, consultation, and advocacy support within their regions.

They make referrals to the training program and submit data to the National Registry of Persons who are Deaf-Blind.Students who attend the training program reside in the dormitory on HKNC's 25 acre campus while they are in training.  Whether learning job skills, home management, or how to navigate the Internet on a computer with a braille display, instruction is individualized based on the communication needs of the student.HKNC also manages Destiny, a community residence in the town of Port Washington where five individuals who are deaf-blind with intellectual disabilities are, for the first time in their lives, creating lifestyles congruent with their interests and desires.  This community residence is a model program for other organizations who wish to replicate its unique supports and services, and it is the first community residence for people who are deaf-blind in the state of New York.Every day, staff of the Helen Keller National Center strive to fulfill its mission of enabling people who are deaf-blind to live, work and thrive in their community of choice.

For more information visit https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, a division of Helen Keller Services, is a registered 501(c)(3)non-profit organization.