As one of the community partners and employers that work with Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB), Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., recently received an invitation to a breakfast on October 3 hosted by the nonprofit at its Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, New York.
Founded in 1893, HKSB was responsible for several firsts during the 20th century. In 1947, under the name Industrial Home for the Blind, it opened the first comprehensive rehabilitation center for people who are visually impaired or blind in the United States. Five years later, it hired New York state’s first traveling teacher of blind students to work on Long Island. Other firsts for the organization included the opening of the United States’ first low-vision clinic in 1953.
In the 21st century, HKSB has continued its pioneering legacy by opening the first resource center in Brooklyn for parents of children with blindness or multiple handicaps. More information about the organization and its initiatives can be found at HelenKeller.org.