Helen Keller Deaf and Blind Awareness Week
In 1984 president Ronald Regan declared that the last week in June would be Helen Keller Deaf and Blind Awareness week. This year it will take place from June 25th to July 1st and the theme is promoting the power of touch, according to Helenkeller.org. Communication technology has evolved dramatically, however there is a place and time for technology and a time and place to put it down. This year they are focused on the power of touch because the best connection will always be human connection.
The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of the issues that the deaf and blind face each day. It is also a chance to educate the public deaf blindness. From June 26th till June 30th we will have some different stations around LTC simulating everyday activities thru the perspective of being deaf and blind. We will also have some different fact posted throughout the clinic.
-Matthew D’Antonio, DPT, PT
-Pediatric Physical Therapist