Julia Satti Cosentino Elected to the Board of Trustees of Perkins School for the BlindPrint PDF
Julia Satti Cosentino, a partner in Nutter’s Private Client Department and co-chair of the Nonprofit and Social Impact practice group, was recently elected as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Perkins School for the Blind at its Annual Meeting. A dedicated supporter of Perkins, Julia has been involved with the organization since her election as a Member of the Corporation in 2012. She has also served on the Corporator Leadership Council.
Perkins School for the Blind, the first school for the blind in the United States, was founded on the driving belief that all children can learn. Its mission is to prepare children and young adults who are blind with the education, confidence, and skills they need to realize their potential. Perkins has four distinct lines of operation collaborating every day on local, national, and global levels to change what it means to be blind. Perkins School for the Blind provides educational services to approximately 200 students with blindness, deafblindness and multiple disabilities on campus and supports 1,200 more across the United States through partnerships with public schools and outreach programs. Perkins International works to reach the most vulnerable children in some of the poorest places in the world by seeking to improve screening and assessment, early intervention programs, school age education, and family support services. Perkins Solutions deploys technology to overcome long-standing and emerging accessibility barriers. And Perkins Library has provided accessible reading material to people with visual impairment since 1837. Innovative and ever-evolving, Perkins is now leading the effort to educate parents about CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment/Cerebral Visual Impairment), known to be the leading cause of visual impairment in children in the United States.