The Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) in Sands Point, New York, is excited about announcing its 2019 summer programs for youth who are deaf-blind, ages 16-25, focusing on the Pre ETS five core areas. Work-based learning experiences, job exploration counseling, workplace readiness, counseling on opportunities for enrollment in post-secondary education and self-advocacy are included.
Summer Youth Vocational Program (SYVP) – a six-week comprehensive vocational experience, with paid community work experiences; Click here for Information Flyer.
M~POWER – My Pursuit of work, Empowerment & Resources – a three-week program that encourages youth to explore vocational and educational interests to make informed choices; Click here for Information Flyer.
Summer Assessment Program – an eight week informational and practical assessment program, which includes the PreETS five core areas, communication, technology, orientation & mobility, low vision, audiology, and creative arts/recreation.
Additionally, throughout the year, HKNC offers:
College Program – during school breaks, a program focusing on college readiness skills, ranging from the application process to choosing a college Click here for Information Flyer;
Deaf-Blind Immersion Experience (DBIE) – a five-day innovative assessment and training program for individuals who are deaf-blind and have intellectual disabilities. Click here for Information Flyer.
For additional information and other program offerings at the Helen Keller National Center: https://helenkeller.org/hknc
To reach the HKNC regional representative in your state/region: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/nationwide-services