[blindkid] [Nfbc-info] FW: [Cabs-talk] Information Needed : San Jose Vision Services

Sanjay Choudhary choudhary01 at gmail.com
Sun May 19 23:23:27 UTC 2013


Thank you very much for valuable information. After talking to Every green
school district people, we came to same conclusion that it would be
challenging to get services for our son even if we put all our energy
fighting with system.
We are now looking into Fremont unified school district where school system
is ready to provide same level of support he has been getting all along.

Regards
Sanjay


On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM, Mary Willows <mwillows at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Hello All,
> I did some asking around and discovered that the Evergreen School District
> is one of the worst in the state for serving blind children.  Santa Clara
> county provides the services; however, they are down four TVI's at the
> present time.  Sanjay might want to look into the Willow Glen area of San
> Jose for housing.  For some reason that area receives good services.
>
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Barbour" <jbar at barcore.com>
>
> To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] FW: [Cabs-talk] Information Needed : San Jose
> Vision Services
>
>
>  Yeah, thanks for speaking up Ed, I'm sure there's a miscommunication
>> somewhere.  I know that Santa Clara County does serve blind students
>> directly.
>>
>> Before we speculate any further, let me talk to Sanjay and the
>> district and see where we are.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>> On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 08:41:48PM -0700, DrV wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Miguel,
>>> That doesn't sound right.
>>> A public school can't just opt to not teach blind children or a child
>>> with
>>> a disability. School districts, especially large one's (like San Jose
>>> sounds like it would be) should have Dept of Special Ed.  I googled "San
>>> Jose School District Dept of Special Ed" & if that is the actual school
>>> district, then the webpage (www.sjusd.org/parents/**special-education<http://www.sjusd.org/parents/special-education>
>>> )
>>> states they do serve blind kids. It lists the Director of Special Ed &
>>> her
>>> phone number - they can make a call.
>>> Another route to pursue is to see if perhaps one of the TVIs on this list
>>> could post on the braille-n-teach list-serv & identify a TVI that serves
>>> the specific school/district the family is interested in & give the
>>> family
>>> some insight on how to proceed.
>>> Their may have been some misinterpretation: Some schools & school
>>> districts will partner with neighboring districts to provide resource
>>> rooms for blind/vi kids out of convenience, but a family can insist their
>>> child receive services in the least restrictive environment which is
>>> likely their local school.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> DrV
>>> ------------------------------**------------------------------**
>>> ---------------
>>> ------
>>> On 5/14/13 7:40 PM, "Miguel Mendez" <miguelmendez7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> >Hello my Federation family, I feel this individual has been given
>>> >information that is not correct, and I'd like to help him [her?] as much
>>> >as
>>> >possible. The following was posted on the CABS listserv today. I told
>>> >him
>>> >that it is not the norm for blind/visually impaired students to be
>>> >referred
>>> >to a private school merely on the basis of their "disability" and to be
>>> >told
>>> >that the local school district cannot accommodate a blind student. We
>>> >need
>>> >to help correct this problem as soon as possible. Is there anyone in
>>> >this
>>> >individuals local area (San Jose) or anyone else around the state who
>>> >has
>>> >more knowledge in these sorts of matters who can provide information
>>> >and/or
>>> >resources to ensure that his son enjoys a smooth transition from
>>> >Maryland
>>> >to
>>> >California?
>>> >
>>> >Miguel
>>> >
>>> >-----Original Message-----
>>> >From: Cabs-talk [mailto:cabs-talk-bounces@**nfbnet.org<cabs-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org>]
>>> On Behalf Of >Sanjay
>>> >Choudhary
>>> >Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:56 AM
>>> >To: cabs-talk at nfbnet.org; NFBMD; chitra choudhary
>>> >Subject: [Cabs-talk] Information Needed : San Jose Vision Services
>>> >
>>> >All,
>>> >Our son Raghav Choudhary is 7th grade student who gets vision services
>>> >in
>>> >regular school in Howard county, Maryland. He has some vision in his one
>>> >eye
>>> >and he prefers to read large print(40 size fonts). I got a job in San
>>> >Jose
>>> >area and looking for  house in Evergreen School District in south San
>>> >Jose.
>>> >I talked to special education department in Evergreen school district
>>> >and
>>> >learned that they don't support students with special needs in regular
>>> >classroom. They place students  in private school.
>>> >Does anybody has any experience with private schools for special needs
>>> >student in this area ?
>>> >
>>> >We will really appreciate if we get the student/parents perspective on
>>> >special education services available in south San Jose area. This will
>>> >help
>>> >us make right decision.
>>> >Thanks in advance.
>>> >
>>> >Sanjay and Chitra
>>> >240-486-1245
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