NFADB is very proud to announce Clara Berg (NY) and Gordon Boe (PA) as the recipients of the 2021 Steve Perreault Award. Congratulations!!
This year, The Steve Perreault Award recognized family members who have created a lasting and profound impact on the quality of life for individuals living with deafblindness and their families.
Recipients of the 2021 Steve Perreault Award are the heroes among us
• who live and work with passion and demonstrate outstanding advocacy to benefit families with individuals who are deaf-blind
• who have shown outstanding leadership in the deaf-blind community to make a difference at the local, state and national levels.
This award is given annually in recognition of Steve Perreault who grew up in Massachusetts and began working in the deafblind program at Perkins School for the Blind in 1978. He worked and volunteered in the field of deaf-blindness locally, nationally and internationally for over 40 years.
Steve could make a connection with a child or adult that made you feel like you were the only person with him even in a crowded room. He shared his expertise and years of experience through stories, thoughtful suggestions, and lots of laughter. He was a humble man who cared deeply about others and he brought hope to countless families in the deafblind community. Steve was a talented educator who also championed family advocacy and he helped to found the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind.