Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults

General Information

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050

Brief Description

Refer to our website www.hknc.org


Joseph Bruno, President and Chief Executive Officer

Sue Ruzenski, Executive Director

Services Offered

  • Counseling
    • Qualified mental health professional on staff to assist consumers.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides vocational training.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship programs in various departments of residential facility, training seminars at headquarters and nationally through a national training team.

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers recreation activities such as swimming, field trips, shopping in local community, social events for students in residence.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers comprehensive rehabilitation services for people who are deaf-blind, including independent living skills, orientation and mobility, vocational rehabilitation, braille training, and through the Communication Learning Center.

  • Assessment
    • Comprehensive assessment and diagnostic evaluation provided.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance regarding deaf-blindness to schools and agencies. Assists in developing local services for deaf-blind persons via regional offices.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about deaf-blindness, refers to appropriate resources both within agency and externally.

  • Library Services
    • Provides some library services, including braille, large print, talking books and other alternate formats, for people who are deaf-blind.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille literacy program.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Available through national and regional offices.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.