"The Helen Keller Fellowship is a marvelous opportunity for graduate students with a mutual interest in deafblindness to learn together. It is also an opportunity for these potential future leaders to network and to collaborate about issues in the field of deafblindness. Further, the project provides faculty (across at least ten universities) the opportunity to learn more about each other's teaching and research".
Susan Bruce, Boston College


A collaborative effort to increase the number of personnel fully credentialed to work with children who are deaf-blind.

An effort to improve the quality of personnel working with children who are deaf-blind by creating a cadre of highly qualified “teacher leaders".

An opportunity for select graduate students in Special Education to receive training and practice opportunities in the field of deaf-blindness.



Extending a Legacy: Helen Keller Fellows is a Collaborative Agreement awarded to Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Contact Us

Christina Reagle, Ed.D.
Assistant Research Fellow
Teaching Research Institute
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave. Todd 236
Monmouth, OR 97361