LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It’s tempting to drive by a place of business or organization and have a bunch of assumptions. Driving by the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, known to some as ASB, may fall in that category.
Adam Bledsoe had a chance to visit ASB to discover what is so special about this school.
Teresa Doan is the Principal for ASB and served as a fabulous tour guide. The school opened its doors in Arkadelphia in 1859 by a blind Baptist minister who had the desire to provide education for blind children.
The school found its permanent home on W. Markham in 1939. The large centerpoint building is known as the Helen Keller Building, which is a three-story brick Colonial Revival building.
Helen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts and is well known for being an author, political activist, and lecturer.
During Adam’s visit there were approximately 16 students out of town for a track meet, which is one of several sports activities at ASB. Of the students present, Adam ran into some of the most precious children ever.
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