National and International Professional Development

Sharing our knowledge with others.

The Carroll Center for the Blind offers various trainings and events for professionals from around the globe to develop their skills in rehabilitation teaching techniques, access technology instructional programs and creating services and programs for all ages. An International training program can be individualized for those who are seeking to partake knowledge back to their agency or who need rehabilitation training for themselves.

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“Her stay [at the Carroll Center] is as much about seeing how we teach as it is for her own benefit.”

Professional Development

Professionals should always be honing their craft. Gain knowledge and skills important to your position and job performance by discovering the various formal and informal events we offer throughout the year; including seminars, courses and conferences.

See our calendar of events for current professional development options.

International Training Program (ITP)

Professionals from other countries are invited to observe and learn about rehabilitation training in a campus– based setting through the Carroll Center’s International Training Program. Professionals are invited for 1 to 2-month programs of education and training. Professionals, typically teachers, administrators and policy-makers who attend the International Training Program will develop clinical training skills in O&M, communication, ADL or other skills under the supervision of a staff member of the Carroll Center as well visit other blindness agencies in the Boston area. We do not provide certification.

Who has attended the International Training Program?
Nearly 100 teachers and administrators have attended the International Training Program, representing 40 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Palestine, Papua, N.G., Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Attendees must secure their own travel and Visa requirements and funding to participate.

For More Information
For further information contact Dina Rosenbaum via email.