Sampada Shevde has worked in Special Education since 1997 and worked in schools and training programs throughout India. She currently works as the Director of Perkins India based in Mumbai. Perkins India is an implementing arm of Perkins International, USA that works towards human resource development, material development and development of educational services in the field of Visual Impairment and Additional Disabilities. Sampada has also worked as the Training Manager, Sense International (India), an organization that works to develop services, programmes and networks for persons with deafblindness, their families and professionals. She was the Principal of the Deafblind Section (School for Deafblind, Teacher Training Center, Vocational Training Unit and the Residential facility for Deafblind students),  at the Helen Keller Institute for Deaf and Deafblind, Navi Mumbai from 2008-2011.  In 2019 Sampada was awarded the Anne Sullivan Macy Medal, which is presented by Perkins School for the Blind, USA to honour individuals for outstanding contributions to the deafblind community.

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