Welcome to the Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deaf/Blind People
On 27th April, 1989 a group of concerned people met and decided to form a national organisation to help low functioning Deaf/Blind children. They named the organisation The Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deaf/Blind people. This is as a tribute to a lady whose achievements have merited the making of a feature film “The Miracle Worker” about her work. She was almost unknown in Ireland at the time.
The Foundation has a specially constructed Centre in the grounds of St. Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf, Brewery Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. The Anne Sullivan Centre is a home for life for low functioning Deaf/Blind people. It has a specially trained staff, as people with congenital Deaf/Blindness require intensive programmes with a substantial educational element on a life long basis. Most importantly, however, the Centre is a real home, where the dignity and happiness of the residents is of primary importance.