Perkins School for the Blind: Making education accessible since 1829

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Happy August, heartful humans! And to all you parents out there: happy last couple of weeks before your kids start school again! (Cue collective sigh.)

As you shove your way through those back-to-school sales and grudgingly listen to KIDZ BOP Greatest Hits on repeat for a third consecutive day, take a second to appreciate just how lucky you and your family are. No, seriously! While continually listening to a squeaky-clean version of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” may not be your ideal way to spend a Tuesday afternoon, the fact is that if your kids are rocking out in your car, if they’re running around JCPenny wreaking havoc, if they’re pointing at the TV every time their favorite cartoon character appears, they are probably healthy and able-bodied kids.

Nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a disability—that’s over 64 million people. Today, we want to focus on the almost 4…

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