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By :Helen Keller
Helen
Adams
Keller (Ju
ne 27, 1880 –
June 1, 1968)
 Helen Keller was an author, lecturer, and crusader for
the handicapped. Born physically normal in
Tuscumbia, Alabama, Keller lost her sight and hearing
at the age of nineteen months to an illness now
believed to have been scarlet fever. Five years later, on
the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents
applied to the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston
for a teacher, and from that school hired Anne
Mansfield Sullivan.
Through Sullivan’s extraordinary instruction, the
little girl learned to understand and communicate
with the world around her. She went on to acquire
an excellent education and to become an
important influence on the treatment of the blind
and deaf.
Keller altered the world’s perception of the
capacities of the handicapped. More than any act
in her long life, her courage, intelligence, and
dedication combined to make her a symbol of the
triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
 Helen's desire to express herself grew, and so did
the severity of her tantrums. It got to the point
that she raged every day or several times
throughout the day. Most of her family and
friends felt that nothing could be done for her ,
and so did the severity of her tantrums. It got to
the point that she raged every day or several times
throughout the day. Most of her family and
friends felt that nothing could be done for her.
 When Helen was about six, her father heard of an eminent
oculist in Baltimore . He had been successful in many
hopeless cases. So her parents decided to take her to
Baltimore to see if anything could be done to her eyes.
 In Baltimore Dr. Chisholm received them kindly but he
could do nothing. However, he advised her father to consult
Dr. Alexander graham bell of Washington who could give
him information about schools for deaf or blind children .
They went to Dr. bell . He understood her signs but Helen
could not dream that she would pass from darkness into
light , “from isolation to friendship , companionship ,
knowledge , love” .
 Dr. bell advised Helen's father to write to Mr.
Anagnos , director of the Perkins institution in
Boston . He asked if he had a teacher competent
to begin Helen's education . In a few weeks , there
came a letter from Anagnos informing that a
teacher had been found . This was in the summer
of 1886 . Miss Sullivan did not arrive until the
following march . Helen heard a voice ,
“knowledge is love and light and vision” .
 As Helen desire to express herself grew , she felt
herself helpless and miserable which also made
her parents confused.
 There was no school for the blind or the deaf in
Tuscumbia where they lived .
 Her father took her to Baltimore and met Dr.
Chirsholm , a famous eye surgeon but he did no
good to her and advised them to consult Dr.
Alexander graham bell .
 Dr. bell advised her father to write a letter to Mr.
Anagnos , director of Perkins institute .
 Her father wrote and got a positive reply from the
institute that they found suitable teacher .
i. Helen wanted to be express herself but she could
not be understood . Describe the situation at
that time.
 As Helen’s desire to express herself grew . , and
so did the severity of her tantrums. It got to the
point that she raged every day or several times
throughout the day. Most of her family and
friends felt that nothing could be done for her.
ii. Describe the efforts Helen’s parent made for her
education , and the final outcome.
 There was no school for the blind or the deaf in
Tuscumbia where they lived . Most of her family
and friends felt that nothing could be done for
her.her mother’s only ray of hope came from
dicken’s “american notes”. In which she had read
the account of laura bridgman , deaf and blind
women . She had been educated despite being so.
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The story of my life

  • 2. Helen Adams Keller (Ju ne 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)
  • 3.  Helen Keller was an author, lecturer, and crusader for the handicapped. Born physically normal in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Keller lost her sight and hearing at the age of nineteen months to an illness now believed to have been scarlet fever. Five years later, on the advice of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents applied to the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston for a teacher, and from that school hired Anne Mansfield Sullivan.
  • 4. Through Sullivan’s extraordinary instruction, the little girl learned to understand and communicate with the world around her. She went on to acquire an excellent education and to become an important influence on the treatment of the blind and deaf. Keller altered the world’s perception of the capacities of the handicapped. More than any act in her long life, her courage, intelligence, and dedication combined to make her a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
  • 5.
  • 6.  Helen's desire to express herself grew, and so did the severity of her tantrums. It got to the point that she raged every day or several times throughout the day. Most of her family and friends felt that nothing could be done for her , and so did the severity of her tantrums. It got to the point that she raged every day or several times throughout the day. Most of her family and friends felt that nothing could be done for her.
  • 7.  When Helen was about six, her father heard of an eminent oculist in Baltimore . He had been successful in many hopeless cases. So her parents decided to take her to Baltimore to see if anything could be done to her eyes.  In Baltimore Dr. Chisholm received them kindly but he could do nothing. However, he advised her father to consult Dr. Alexander graham bell of Washington who could give him information about schools for deaf or blind children . They went to Dr. bell . He understood her signs but Helen could not dream that she would pass from darkness into light , “from isolation to friendship , companionship , knowledge , love” .
  • 8.  Dr. bell advised Helen's father to write to Mr. Anagnos , director of the Perkins institution in Boston . He asked if he had a teacher competent to begin Helen's education . In a few weeks , there came a letter from Anagnos informing that a teacher had been found . This was in the summer of 1886 . Miss Sullivan did not arrive until the following march . Helen heard a voice , “knowledge is love and light and vision” .
  • 9.  As Helen desire to express herself grew , she felt herself helpless and miserable which also made her parents confused.  There was no school for the blind or the deaf in Tuscumbia where they lived .  Her father took her to Baltimore and met Dr. Chirsholm , a famous eye surgeon but he did no good to her and advised them to consult Dr. Alexander graham bell .
  • 10.  Dr. bell advised her father to write a letter to Mr. Anagnos , director of Perkins institute .  Her father wrote and got a positive reply from the institute that they found suitable teacher .
  • 11. i. Helen wanted to be express herself but she could not be understood . Describe the situation at that time.  As Helen’s desire to express herself grew . , and so did the severity of her tantrums. It got to the point that she raged every day or several times throughout the day. Most of her family and friends felt that nothing could be done for her.
  • 12. ii. Describe the efforts Helen’s parent made for her education , and the final outcome.  There was no school for the blind or the deaf in Tuscumbia where they lived . Most of her family and friends felt that nothing could be done for her.her mother’s only ray of hope came from dicken’s “american notes”. In which she had read the account of laura bridgman , deaf and blind women . She had been educated despite being so.