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Anne Sullivan

for ASL
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Leah Dibble

on 13 January 2013

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Transcript of Anne Sullivan

Early Life Helen Keller Breakthrough Later Life Impact Anne was able to have a series of operations on her eyes that allowed to to regain some of her eyesight. Born: April 14, 1866
In Feeding Hills, Massachusetts


Died: October 20, 1963 at 70 years old
In Forest Hills, Queens, New York When Anne first arrived at Helen's home, she met a blind and deaf seven year-old. At the time Helen was very undisciplined due to her parents inability to communicate with her. Anne Sullivan Anne arrived at Keller's house in small Alabama town of Tuscumbia on March 3, 1887 after a four day train trip. After Helen learned to associate objects with specific words, the world opened up to her. Anne was one of the first people in Helen's life to introduce her to the world of communication. Giving the Gift of Her parents were penniless Irish immigrants. Her father was an abusive alcoholic and her mother died of tuberculosis when Anne was young. Understanding Anne became blind from an untreated case of trachoma at the age of 5 and after her mother's death was placed in an orphanage. She was later admitted to the Perkins School for the Blind. After graduating, she agreed to live with the Keller family and teach Helen how to communicate. She graduated from her class at the Perkins Institute for the Blind as the valedictorian. Sources Education Anne arrived ready to teach Helen communication. Using a doll she brought as a gift, Anne began teaching by spelling d-o-l-l into Helen's hand The breakthrough came when Anne spelled w-a-t-e-r into Helen's hand while cold water was running over it. The With Anne's help, Helen was able to attend school and even learn to speak. Anne was Helen's companion for the next 49 years. Due to Anne's help, Helen was able to travel globally and influence many others struggling with disabilities Because of her own eye problems, Anne understood some of Helen's frustration and was able to help Helen lead a full life. Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Sullivan#Career
Date Accessed: January 9, 2013

Website: http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/sull-ann.htm
Date Accessed: January 9, 2013

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Helen_Keller_with_Anne_Sullivan_in_July_1888.jpg
Date Accessed: January 9, 2013

Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/7184245433/
Date Accessed: January 12, 2013

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller#Early_childhood_and_illness
Date Accessed: January 12, 2013
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