Alabama's most famous citizen, Helen Keller, overcame a
dual challenge of deafness and blindness through the strength of her
spirit and the skills of her devoted teacher, Anne Sullivan. At Alabama
Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), we have long recognized the very
special requirements of children who are both deaf and blind or have
other multiple disabilities.
The Helen Keller School (HKS) takes a holistic approach to working
with children with special needs involving staff and parents in the
design of an education plan that may include language, math, Braille,
music, art and other academics, in addition to independent living skills
and physical or recreational therapy.
“One cannot be content to creep if one has the ability to soar.” -Helen Keller