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History of Deaf-Blind Education

Laura Bridgman, the first person who was deaf-blind to learn language, entered the New England Asylum for the Blind (Perkins School for the Blind) in 1837. There have been programs and services for students who are deaf-Blind in the United States since that time. This section explores the evolution of those services and the impact of federal support on the service system.

A Personal View of Changes in Deaf-Blind Population, Philosophy, and Needs

Beginnings of Deafblind Education (Perkins School for the Blind)

Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines: A Product of Our Strengthening Field

Teachers of Students With Deafblindness: Professionalizing the Field

Anne Sullivan Macy Online Museum


Educational Services

Educational Services and Programs for Children who are Deaf-Blind: A Brief Overview of the Federal Program

Helen Keller Kids Museum Online

History and Change in the Education of Children Who Are Deaf-Blind Since the Rubella Epidemic of the 1960s: Influence of Methods Developed in the Netherlands

History of Deaf-Blind Education Bibliography

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